Ethics : Subjectivity and Truth

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Few philosophers have had as strong an influence on the twentieth century as Michel Foucault. His work has affected the teaching of any number of disciplines and remains, twenty years after his death, critically important. This newly available edition is drawn from the complete collection of all of Foucault's courses, articles, and interviews, and brings his most important work to a new generation of readers. Ethics (edited by Paul Rabinow) contains the summaries of Foucault's renowned courses at the College de France, paired with key writings and interviews on friendship, sexuality, and the care of the self and more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • New Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1565844343
  • 9781565844346
  • 261,610

About Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. He held a chair in the history of systems of thought at the College de France and lectured at universities throughout the world. The New Press has published his books Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology; Ethics; Power; The Essential Foucault; and The Chomsky-Foucault Debate (with Noam Chomsky). Foucault's other books include Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, The Order of Things, and The History of Sexuality. Paul Rabinow is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His previous books include Anthropos Today, French DNA and French more

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"Foucault's work . . . leaves no reader untouched or unchanged." --Edward Said "What shines through in these pieces . . . is [Foucault's] remarkable liveliness of response, the extravagance of his curiosity, the originality and assurance of his formulations. . . To read this book is to remember--as with the Kennedy assassination or the Challenger explosion--where you were when you heard it for the first time." --Boston Book Reviewshow more

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