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:

    Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance.... It’s not a night atwinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness.
    —Michel Foucault (1926–1984)

    The strategic adversary is fascism ... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
    —Michel Foucault (1926–1984)

    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)