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Architects of Woke: Michel Foucault and Science as “Oppression”

The Architects of Woke series takes aim at far-left post-modernist and Marxist thinkers and activists responsible for the spread of identity politics from college campuses to society at large.

The eighth episode, Michel Foucault & Science as ‘Oppression,’ covers the the influence of the late French postmodernist philosopher Michel Foucault. If you’ve ever seen science attacked as “too white” or “too male,” then you’ve seen the influence of Foucault. Foucault, rather than seeing science as a means to understand the world, instead understood science as a tool of power to oppress. Foucault saw “discourses” such as “sane” vs. “crazy” and “man” vs. “woman” as inherently oppressive for categorizing people, and science as inherently oppressive for reinforcing such categories. Ironically, Foucault’s science denial may have contributed to his death. . . .

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Architects of Woke is hosted and directed by filmmaker Rob Montz. Montz is the co-founder and CEO of Good Kid Productions. His online documentary work has attracted millions of views and coverage in major outlets, including the Economist, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, and Adam Carolla Podcast. His 2017 documentary Silence U. PT 2: What Has Yale Become?, published on We the Internet TV, won the 2018 Reason Video Prize.

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