French Philosophy Since 1945 Errata

The editors and publisher wish to note the following errata, which are important for the proper understanding and use of this volume:

  • The Introduction (pp. xvii–xxiii) refers to and is a commentary on two texts: Michel Foucault’s “Life: Experience and Science” in Foucault’s Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology, ed. James D. Faubion (New York: The New Press, 1988), pp. 475–77; and Georges Canguilhem’s “The Death of Man, or Exhaustion of the Cogito?” in The Cambridge Companion to Foucault, 2nd ed., ed. Gary Gutting (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 74–94. They were to appear immediately following the Introduction but were unfortunately omitted.
  • “Mathematical Thought” (pp. 65–70) was published in 1946, not 1939, as indicated in the Chronology (p. 418); its publication was delayed by World War II. It includes a presentation followed by a discussion between Jean Cavaillès, Albert Lautman, and the members of the Société Française de Philosophie. The excerpt published here is solely by Cavaillès.
  • “The Errors of Classical Economics: Outline of a Concept of Historical Time” (pp. 163–67) is incorrectly attributed to two authors, Louis Althusser and Etienne Balibar. It is in fact an excerpt from Louis Althusser’s individual contribution to the collective volume Lire le capital, edited by Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière.

These errors will be rectified in future editions.

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