Foucault can refer to:


  • Jean-Pierre Foucault (born 1947), French television host
  • Léon Foucault (1819–1868), French physicist
  • Michel Foucault (1926–1984), French philosopher and historian
  • Steve Foucault (born 1949), former Major League Baseball pitcher

In astronomy:

  • Foucault (crater), a small lunar impact crater named after the physicist
  • 5668 Foucault, an asteroid, also named after the physicist

Famous quotes containing the word foucault:

    Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.
    —Michel Foucault (1926–1984)

    Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.
    —Michel Foucault (1926–1984)

    The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the “outlaw,” the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.
    —Michel Foucault (1926–1984)