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How Did Foucault Make Sense of the Iranian Revolution?

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

in Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699483
eISBN:
9781452955254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Foucault’s essays on the Iranian Revolution. It argues that Foucault defended the revolution not despite of its Islamic character but because of it. He saw the revolution ... More


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