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Frieder Vogelmann is Visiting Professor for Critical Social Theory at the Goethe-University Frankfurt.
Daniel Steuer is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) in the School of Humanities, University of Brighton.
1. Introduction / 2. Michel Foucault's Practices / 3. The Practice-Regime of Labour / 4. The Practice-Regime of Criminality / 5. The Practice-Regime of Philosophy / 6. Under Responsibility's Spell / Bibliography / Index
Using a Foucauldian methodology, Frieder Vogelmann takes us to the very margins of our culture, where the strange customs of subjects who attribute responsibility to themselves and to others become visible. This makes us realize the great cost – in the form of a continual effort at working on and shaping the self – of this blind allegiance to such a sacrificial ideal.
— Axel Honneth, Professor of Philosophy, University of Frankfurt and Columbia University
Frieder Vogelmann has written a fascinating book that will leave a distinctive trace in current social theory. His highly original methodological interpretation of Foucault’s archaeology provides him with a powerful tool to critically rethink -- and problematize -- one of today’s most cherished normative concepts. This is one of the finest examples of what one might call applied Critical Theory.
— Martin Saar, Professor of Political Theory, Leipzig University