Michel Foucault's thought and his philosophical research, especially those related to power and its relation to knowledge, resistance and revolution, are still controversial among many scholars and researchers. In fact his thought provokes many reactions, objections and arguments.This study aims at understanding Foucault's vision as well as his model in the analysis of the idea of power. in addition, it attempt to clarify his position and analysis of the Marxist concept of power. The study also shed light on topics such as the physics of power and its opposition to the theory of the right and the legal perception of power. Further, the study will address Foucault's questioning of the axioms that which power was based on, such as the monarchy, dependency and others. To achieve these objectives, the researchers adopted in this study the analytical approach as being the appropriate method for such analysis. The study concluded that the relationship between power and resistance cannot be counted as an antagonistic relationship, as for Foucault, resistance is inscribed within power relations:, i.e., wherever there is power, there is resistance, which means that resistance is never in a position of exteriority in relation to power. In addition, the study revealed that power refers to a relation that change continuously, as power remains hostage to changing conditions and volatile strategies. Furthermore, the study showed Foucault's understanding of the resistance and how it can lead to a revolution. Indeed this is based primarily on his analysis to the nature of power and based on the fact that resistance, according to him, is an alternative model of power, and that resistance is a stage of Slow development towards revolution
الطوالبة, محمد and بني دومي, محمود
"Power, Resistance and Revolution in Michel Foucault,"
Jerash for Research and Studies Journal مجلة جرش للبحوث والدراسات: Vol. 20
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jpu/vol20/iss1/7