Mattia Di Pierro
Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici/Université de Paris, Laboratoire LCSP
This essay proposes a first exploration on the relationship, the continuities and especially the oppositions, between the theories of Michel Foucault and Claude Lefort. We will follow the references in the texts of both authors, focusing on the 1970s. Their proximity, due to the common reference to phenomenology and to the critique to structuralism, is soon replaced by a profound difference visible in the conceptions of work (œuvre), interpretation and in their definitions of politics and power.
Claude Lefort – Merleau-Ponty – Niccolò Machiavelli – structuralism – theory of interpretation