Madison meets Foucault: Samuel Bagg outlines his dissertation

Monday, February 22, 2016

The ultimate goal is this balance of power in the Madisonian sense, but we need to account also for a much larger, expansive concept of what counts as power in a more Foucauldian sense....In terms of reasonable accommodations...if we replace the limited frameworks that we tend to use when we think through these issues, like rights and freedom, with this more comprehensive framework, we're necessarily going to have to take into account, a wider range of concerns. And this is going to yield better debates on the issue, where we're speaking in the same language rather than past each other.