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The Prudence of Polity: City and Sanity

“Reason is not just the movements and actions of rational structures, but the movements of the structures and mechanisms of power. Reason is what sets aside madness. Reason is what gives itself the right and means to set aside madness.”Michel Foucault, 1978 “Of the Foolish…” The Crito is simultaneously an account of political right and…

Ecologies of Control

This is an essay that speaks to the to the issues posed in “Going Astray” and “Thought, Disability, and Refusal” with an explicit focus on the political framing of the assemblage of things. It is the third essay in a set of interventions on, for lack of a better word, straying. None of these things…

Going Astray

Capability and Errancy One of the final pieces Michel Foucault was able to complete for publication before his death was an homage to his beloved teacher, Georges Canguilhem. It was published both in a French metaphysics journal and as the introduction to the English translation of Canguilhem’s seminal text, The Normal and the Pathological. In…

Thought, Disability, and Refusal

Risks and Boundaries There is a vital, deeply political, aberrant movement called for in Difference & Repetition that is, in a certain sense, a metaphysical revolutionary gambit. It is the destruction of the dogmatic image of thought which presupposes its own foundational principles. Attempting to apprehend thought outside of this doxa, to move away from…

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My work, if one could call it that, centers primarily around disability and biopolitics.

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