"Michel Foucault" (15 October 1926 – 25 June 1984) was a French philosophy/French philosopher, history of ideas/historian of ideas, social theorist, philology/philologist and literary criticism/literary critic. His theories addressed the relationship between power (philosophy)/power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions. Though often cited as a post-structuralist and postmodernist, Foucault rejected these labels, preferring to present his thought as a critical history of modernity. His thought has been highly influential for both academic and activist groups.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous historians! More Michel Foucault on Wikipedia.