MICHEL FOUCAULT (1926–1984) acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and '80s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. He is the author of multiple works, including Lectures on the Will to Know, The Courage of Truth, The Birth of Biopolitics, and more. ARNOLD I. DAVIDSON is a professor at the University of Chicago and the University of Pisa. He is co-editor of the volume Michel Foucault: Philosophie. GRAHAM BURCHELL has written essays on Michel Foucault and is an editor of The Foucault Effect.