Apparently there’s some kind of flustering going on whether (a) Foucault used an unpublished text by Nietzsche and (b) that he (and Derrida) called Nietzsche a “proto-postmodernist.” See Craig’s summary here entitled “a myth about Foucault.”
Craig covers the first issue. (b) is also very unlikely. Foucault was once asked whether he was a postmodernist and he demurred as he doesn’t like labels and anyway he was still trying to figure out modernity!
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