The Government of Self and Others: Lectures at the Collège de France 1982-1983 (Hardcover)

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An exciting and highly original examination of the practices of truth-telling and speaking out freely (parr?sia) in ancient Greek tragedy and philosophy. Foucault discusses the difficult and changing practices of truth-telling in ancient democracies and tyrannies and offers a new perspective on the specific relationship of philosophy to politics.

About the Author

Author Michel Foucault: 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.

Praise For…

“Graham Burchell has once again done an excellent job retaining its stylistic simplicity.”--Theory & Event

Praise for Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979:

"[Foucault] has an alert and sensitive mind that can ignore the familiar surfaces of established intellectual codes and ask new questions...[He] gives dramatic quality to the movement of culture."--The New York Review of Books "Foucault is quite central to our sense of where we are..."--The Nation  "These lectures offer important insights into the evolution of the primary focus of Foucault's later work - the relationship between power and knowledge."--Library Journal

"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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781403986665
ISBN-10: 1403986665
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 14th, 2010
Pages: 402
Language: English
Series: Lectures at the College de France