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    DescriptionThis book offers an account of the emergence of Christianity from the Ancient World. Here Foucault describes the stranger byways of Greek medicine (with its advice on the healthiest season for sex as well as on exercise and diet), the permitted ways of courting young boys, and the economists' ideas about the role of women. The book abounds in insights into the differences - and the continuities - between the Ancient, Christian and Modern worlds. But Foucault does far more than merely recreate a vanished era when sex was not a major moral issue (only Plato, like Saint Paul, saw puritanical restraint as the way of wisdom), but makes us rethink all our own assumptions about sex.


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    Title
    The History of Sexuality: The use of Pleasure v. 2
    Subtitle
    The Use of Pleasure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michel Foucault, Translated by Robert Hurley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 224 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140137347
    ISBN 10: 0140137343
    Classifications

    DC21: 306.7
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX, JMU, JFSJ
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-085
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    BISAC V2.8: PSY016000
    Thema V1.0: JMU, NHTB, JBSF, VSP, JBCC9
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Introduction: modifications; forms of problematization; morality and practice of the self. Part 2 The moral problematization of pleasures: "Aphrodisia"; "Chresis"; "Enkrateia"; freedom and truth. Part 3 Dietetics: regimen in general; the diet of pleasures; risks and dangers; act, expenditure, death. Part 4 Economics: the wisdom of marriage; Ischomachus' household; three policies of moderation. Part 5 Erotics: a problematic relation; a boy's honour; the object of pleasure. Part 6 True love.