Un método (de) Foucault? Cuestiones en torno a una práctica para recrear la historia

Translated title of the contribution: Foucault(´s) method? Issues around a practice oriented towards recreating history

Pedro E. Moscoso-Flores, Nicolás Fuster Sánchez

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This paper seeks to highlight the methodological contributions developed by Michel Foucault in regard to a critical history. We propose a tour through various passages of the thinker´s work, with the aim of bashing the main elements that allegedly make up his method. From this exercise we maintain that, in order to record the existence of a Foucauldian method, it is necessary to reproblematize this notion beyond the displacements around the well-known three moments of his work -archeological/genealogical/ethical-, reorienting the look towards the critical tension possible to peer around the unique place that occupies the question of history in his work. The novelty of our proposal is to point out that, beyond the well-known substantial contributions foreshadowed around Foucault's conceptual rig, his work must be understood as an eminently practical historical-philosophical methodology, aimed at disarticulating the canonical principles that legitimize knowledge produced by the historiographic method, thus opening a region of indiscernibility and rarity in historical practice that, we maintain, can be thought of in the vicinity of a parahistory. In sum, we propose the thesis that the displacement in Foucault's work takes on a singular power from the introduction of a strategic artifice -anonymous-, aimed at forcing a fold of history on itself, showing how historiographical plots actively tax to sustain and legitimize the regimes of knowledge, power and truth present in them.

Translated title of the contributionFoucault(´s) method? Issues around a practice oriented towards recreating history
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)261-284
Number of pages24
JournalTorres De Lucca
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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