HomePHAVISMINDA Journalvol. 10 no. 1 (2011)

The Problematics of Homosexuality: Can Foucault Liberate the Gays? (An Exposition, Evaluation, and Critical Analysis of Homosexuality)

Eddie R. Babor

Discipline: Philosophy, Social Science, Gender Studies



The problematics of homosexuality can be sketched in the context of recognition, repression, concealment, and disclosure. All these involve public policy, social legislations, and morality.


This paper is developed into three parts, namely: (1) Exposition; (2) Evaluation; and (3) Critical Analysis. In the last part, the paper attempts to draw much of Foucault’s thoughts on homosexuality.