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This is a person. It's an encyclopedic concept, not appropriate for a dictionary. Dmcdevit·t 12:00, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

No, it's a name element, not his full name. Keep It's necessary to include this entry since it appears in the eponymous Foucault's pendulum, and we've agreed in the past that such atributive uses of a personal name warrant an entry, just as we have for Washington and Napoleon (and should have for Franklin). --EncycloPetey 18:10, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Also, what about Smith and Johnson and Garcia? bd2412 T 18:46, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Those are simply defined as surnames, which is an entirely separate issue. I'm referring to eponymous use derived from the name of a specific individual, as in Foucault's pendulum, Napoleonic, or Franklin stove. Each of these will name a specific individual by name element (Foucault, Napoleon, Franklin) in the etymology, so the entry will need to identify that individual in one of the definitions. --EncycloPetey 02:49, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Needs to be kept as a simple surname entry - but I don't know anything about French surnames. SemperBlotto 07:24, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Also the root of Foucauldian (var. sp. Foucaultian), which of course doesn't have much to do with physics. -- Visviva 08:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Delete, Foucault's pendulum should link to Wikipedia. Widsith 08:09, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
Keep per EncycloPetey, but label with {{context}} if without introduction the full name refers to the specific individual only within certain disciplines. —This unsigned comment was added by DAVilla (talkcontribs) at 01:46, 16 July 2007 (UTC).