Michel Foucault: The Freedom of Philosophy

3.88 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780231060714: Michel Foucault: The Freedom of Philosophy
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In a clear, considered, carefully constructed manner, this book - which has been translated into eight languages - advances a new and authoritative interpretation of the philosophy of Foucault.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Rajchman was the co-editor (with Cornel West) of Post-Analytic Philosopy (Columbia).

From Library Journal:

This original and important study argues that Foucault approached philosophy as a skeptic, rejecting Kant's attempt of providing a rationally indubitable justification of our claims to knowledge. Instead, Foucault believed that there have been many different systems of supposed ``knowledge'' in the course of history, each with essentially arbitrary postulates. Foucault's position here resembles the theories of earlier philosophers, e.g., Peirce's fallibilism. Its genuine novelty, Rajchman ably brings out, is to show with a wealth of concrete detail how such systems of knowledge have arisen in fields such as the histories of sexuality and punishment. In so doing, Foucault is especially concerned to stress the fashion in which a group's struggle for power determines the postulates it accepts as seemingly unquestionable truths. Recommended. David Gordon, Cato Inst., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780231060707: Michel Foucault: The Freedom of Philosophy

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  023106070X ISBN 13:  9780231060707
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr, 1985
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Rajchman
Published by Columbia Univ Pr (1986)
ISBN 10: 0231060718 ISBN 13: 9780231060714
New Trade Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reader's Corner, Inc.
(Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia Univ Pr, 1986. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback First Edition. This is a new first edition paperback copy, pale blue spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 082710

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Rajchman, John
Published by Columbia Univ Pr (1986)
ISBN 10: 0231060718 ISBN 13: 9780231060714
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia Univ Pr, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110231060718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

John Rajchman
Published by Columbia Univ Pr (1986)
ISBN 10: 0231060718 ISBN 13: 9780231060714
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia Univ Pr, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0231060718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 90.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

John Rajchman
Published by Columbia Univ Pr (1986)
ISBN 10: 0231060718 ISBN 13: 9780231060714
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Columbia Univ Pr, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0231060718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 148.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds