Hist of Sexuality 3 Care of Self

Hist of Sexuality 3 Care of Self

Paperback History of Sexuality

By (author) Michel Foucault

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 279 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 203mm x 15mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 28 November 1988
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0394741552
  • ISBN 13: 9780394741550
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 35,969

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The Care of the Self is the third and possibly final volume of Michel Foucault's widely acclaimed examination of " the experience of sexuality in Western society." Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure. He skillfully explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the era, and uncovers an increasing mistrust of pleasure and growing anxiety over sexual activity and its consequences.

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" The Care of the Self shares with the writings on which it draws the characteristic of being carefully constructed, exquisitely reasoned and internally cogent." -- The New York Times Book Review " Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas." -- Boston Globe

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The Care of the Self is the third and possibly final volume of Michel Foucault's widely acclaimed examination of "the experience of sexuality in Western society." Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure. He skillfully explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the era, and uncovers an increasing mistrust of pleasure and growing anxiety over sexual activity and its consequences.