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Foucault in IranIslamic Revolution After the Enlightenment$
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Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816699483

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.001.0001

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Foucault’s Indictment

Foucault’s Indictment

(p.1) Introduction Foucault’s Indictment
Foucault in Iran

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses how September 11 attacks generated a major transformation in the political discourse of modernity. Its discusses how significant number of political philosophers of the Right and the Left joined together and castigated Foucault and other critics of the Enlightenment rationality for their failure to defend what they dub “Western values.”

Keywords:   Attacks of September 11, political discourse, modernity, Western values, Michel Foucault, Enlightenment rationality

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