Foucault and the Art of Ethics

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The work of Michel Foucault has been extremely influential in fields as varied as philosophy, history, cultural studies, sociology and sexuality studies. Foucault and the Art of Ethics argues that Foucault's exploration of the history of sexuality and his re-interpretation of the critical philosophical tradition combine to frame a new approach both to the way we understand the tasks of philosophy and to the way we live our lives. This is essential reading for all those working at the intersection of contemporary debates in philosophy, ethics, politics and cultural studies.

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Timothy O'Leary is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. He has spent several years working in the Foucault Archives and has published on Foucault, aesthetics and literature. He is the author of Foucault and the Art of Ethics (Continuum 2006).

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"Timothy O'Leary's Foucault and the Art of Ethics is an excellent, critical exploration of the contribution which Foucault's philosophy makes to the contemporary discussion of morality. O'Leary shows that Foucault is a significant thinker because, unlike so many other contemporary philosophers, he asked the most important of questions: How are we to live?"—James Bernauer, Boston College

"Foucault and the Art of Ethics provides a well-detailed and exhaustive study of Foucault's ethical thinking while providing worthy arguments to feed the debates...a definitive contribution to the understanding of Foucault's etho-poetics in relation to ancient ethical practices and to contemporary philosophers." —Grasp (Grasp)

'Foucault and the Art of Ethics is an excellent, critical exploration of the contribution which Foucault's philosophy makes to the contemporary discussion of morality. It shows that Foucault is a significant thinker because, unlike so many other contemporary philosophers, he asked the most important questions: How are we to live?'James Bernauer, Boston College

"Foucaultand the Art of Ethicsprovides a well-detailed and exhaustive study of Foucault's ethical thinking,providing worthy arguments to feed the debates...O'Leary's book makes adefinitive contribution to the understanding of Foucault's etho-poetics inrelation to ancient ethical practices and to contemporary philosophers." (Foucault Studies)

"Foucault and the Art of Ethics provides a well-detailed and exhaustive study of Foucault's ethical thinking while providing worthy arguments to feed the debates...a definitive contribution to the understanding of Foucault's etho-poetics in relation to ancient ethical practices and to contemporary philosophers." —Grasp (Sanford Lakoff)

“Foucaultand the Art of Ethicsprovides a well-detailed and exhaustive study of Foucault’s ethical thinking,providing worthy arguments to feed the debates...O’Leary’s book makes adefinitive contribution to the understanding of Foucault’s etho-poetics inrelation to ancient ethical practices and to contemporary philosophers.” (Sanford Lakoff)

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