G S Rousseau

The Death of Foucault

When Michel Foucault the French post-structural philosopher, died in Paris on 25th June of an alleged septicaemia – a deadly form of body poisoning caused by lethal organisms and eventual infection of the blood – it was said in Le Monde that the Anglo-Saxon world had lost one of its most stimulating minds. The assertion is as mysterious as Foucault’s last illness. It requires a gloss.

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