- Jean Ber·nard Lé·on [zhahn ber-nar ley-awn] /ʒɑ̃ bɛrˈnar leɪˈɔ̃/, 1819–68, French physicist.
- Michel [mee-shel] /miˈʃɛl/, 1926–84, French philosopher.
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I think the first example of that is in 1979 Foucault supporting the Iranian revolution.Sunday Q&A: Josef Joffe on the Myth of American Decline
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Foucault and Freud (and maybe Margaret Mead) should both be consulted on the complex sexual dynamics at play here.Out of the Ruins of the Second World War
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You remember Foucault—who was one of the best thinkers of his generation—he supported Ayatollah Khomeini!The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa
October 10, 2013
In France, a whole constellation of (relatively) young thinkers are transforming it: Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, etc.Derrida’s ‘Of Grammatology’ and the Birth of Deconstruction
December 21, 2012
Barthes, Derrida, Foucault and Lacan were starting to develop the ideas that would revolutionize the humanities.Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’
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Even the arc-light that Foucault produced in 1844 was not utilized then.Invention
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Foucault's pendulum experiment been as yet clearly enunciated?
As for the horizontal freedom, Foucault used a fine steel wire.Spinning Tops
She used in later years to date from the time she had the Foucault frame.Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind
Foucault died of paralysis on the 11th of February 1868 at Paris.
- Jean Bernard Léon (ʒɑ̃ bɛrnar leɔ̃). 1819–68, French physicist. He determined the velocity of light and proved that light travels more slowly in water than in air (1850). He demonstrated by means of the pendulum named after him the rotation of the earth on its axis (1851) and invented the gyroscope (1852)
- Michel . 1926–84, French philosopher and historian of ideas. His publications include Histoire de la folie (1961) and Les Mots et les choses (1966)
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- French physicist who determined that light travels more slowly in water than in air, confirming predictions made by the wave theory of light. In 1850 Foucault also measured the absolute velocity of light. In 1851, by using a type of pendulum that is now named after him, Foucault demonstrated the rotation of the Earth, and in 1852 perfected a gyroscope for the same purpose.
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