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Ethics-Subjectivity and Truth: The Essential Works Of Foucault 1954-1984,Vol.1

Foucault, Michel

Published by New Press, 1997
ISBN 10: 1565843525 / ISBN 13: 9781565843523
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Title: Ethics-Subjectivity and Truth: The Essential...

Publisher: New Press

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1997. New Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Edited by Paul Rabinow. Translated from the French by Robert Hurley & Others. 334 pages. hardcover. 1565843525. keywords: Philosophy France Psychology. inventory # 23633. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Few philosophers have had as strong an influence on the twentieth century as Michel Foucault. In 1994, ten years after his death, his French publisher, Gallimard, issued 'Dits et ecrits,' the first complete collection of all Foucault's publications outside his monographs. Now 'The New Press' brings the most important work from 'Dits et ecrits' to English-speaking readers in a definitive three-volume series edited by Paul Rabinow. This first volume contains the famous course summaries Foucault submitted to the College de France each year from 1970 and 1982. These writings provide a lucid and accessible of Foucault's work in progress during this time, including his groundbreaking analyses of penal institutions, psychiatry, 'biopolitics,' and the modern subject. A second section contains interviews, along with Foucault's key writings on ethics, including some of the riskiest and most personal writing of Foucault's career. The first in a three-volume series of works by the French philosopher Michel Foucault (The Order of Things; The History of Sexuality), who died in 1984, Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth/Vol. I, The Essential Works of Michel Foucault (1954-1984), includes essays, lectures and interviews that address individuality, sexuality, psychiatry and politics. Of special interest are course summaries Foucault delivered to the College of France, published in English for the first time. Bookseller Inventory # 23633

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Synopsis: Michel Foucault is generally considered one of the most brilliant and influential philosophers of the twentieth century, yet much of his writing has remained unpublished and/or unavailable in English. It is only recently that the French publisher Gallimard issued Dis et crits, the first complete collection of everything Foucault published outside of his monographs. Ethics, the first of three volumes in the collection, provides a lucid and accessible overview of Foucault's work. Included in the first section of this volume are his groundbreaking analyses of penal institutions, psychiatry, "biopolitics," and the modern subject. A second section contains interviews, along with Foucault's key writings on ethics. Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award.

About the Author: 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 Collège 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 Modern.

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