Lectures on the Will to Know

Lectures on the Will to Know

Hardback Lectures at the College De France

By (author) Michel Foucault, Edited by Arnold I. Davidson, Translated by Graham Burchell

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 218mm x 28mm | 480g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403986568
  • ISBN 13: 9781403986566
  • Sales rank: 136,492

Product description

'Lectures on the Will to Know' reminds us that Michel Foucault's work only ever had one object - truth. Here, he builds on his earlier work, 'Discipline and Punish', to explore the relationship between tragedy, conflict, and truth-telling. He also explores the different forms of truth-telling, and their relation to power and the law.

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Author information

Michel Foucault, acknowledged as the pre-eminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. Arnold I. Davidson, Series Editor, is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, and Professor of the Philosophy of Cultures at the UniversitA Ca'Foscari, Venice. He is co-editor of the volume "Michel Foucault: Philosophie. "Graham Burchell is translator and has written essays on Michel Foucault and was an editor of "The Foucault Effect."

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"Foucault is quite central to our sense of where we are."- "The Nation" "Ideas spark off nearly every page . . . The words may have been spoken in [the 1970s], but they seem as alive and relevant as if they had been written yesterday." - "Bookforum"

Table of contents

Foreword: François Ewald And Alessandro Fontana Translator's Note 1. 9 December 1970 2. 16 December 1970 3. 6 January 1971 4. 13 January 1971 5. 27 January 1971 6. 3 February 1971 7. 10 February 1971 8. 17 February 1971 9. 24 February 1971 10. 3 March 1971 11. 10 March 1971 12. 17 March 1971 13. Lecture On Nietzsche 14. Course Summary 15. Course Context Index Of Greek Terms Index Of Names Index Of Notions