The essential Foucault : selections from essential works of Foucault, 1954-1984 / edited by Paul Rabinow and Nikolas Rose.
By: Foucault, Michel.
Contributor(s): Rabinow, Paul | Rose, Nikolas S.Material type: BookCall no.: B2430.F722E5 2003Publication: New York : New Press, 2003Description: xxxv, 460 p.Notes: Revised edition of: The essential works of Foucault, 1954-1984. c1997-c2000.ISBN: 1565848012; 9781565848016.Subject(s): Philosophy, French -- 20th century
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Revised edition of: The essential works of Foucault, 1954-1984. c1997-c2000.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction: Foucault today / Paul Rabinow and Nikolas Rose -- Foucault / [Maurice Florence] -- Life: experience and science -- Polemics, politics, and problematizations: an interview with Michel Foucault -- The ethics of the concern of the self as a practice of freedom -- What is enlightenment? -- Preface to The history of sexuality, volume two -- Confronting governments: human rights -- The risks of security -- Structuralism and post-structuralism -- On the genealogy of ethics: an overview of work in progress -- The subject and power -- Technologies of the self -- So it is important to think? -- The masked philosopher -- "Omnes et singulatim": toward a critique of political reason -- The birth of biopolitics -- About the concept of the "dangerous individual" in nineteenth-century legal psychiatry -- Governmentality -- Questions of method -- Security, territory, and population -- What is critique? -- Lives of infamous men -- Society must be defended -- Truth and power -- The birth of social medicine -- The politics of health in the eighteenth century -- Nietzsche, genealogy, history -- Madness and society -- What is an author? -- On the archaeology of the sciences: response to the epistemology circle -- The thought of the outside -- A preface to transgression.
Few philosophers have had as significant an impact on contemporary thought as Michel Foucault. His complete uncollected writings, under the title "Dits et ecrits," were published in French in 1994 and in a three volume series from The New Press that brought the most important of these works--courses, articles, and interviews, many of them translated into English for the first time--to American readers. Now, Paul Rabinow and Nikolas Rose have collected the best pieces from the three-volume set into a one-volume anthology. "The Essential Foucault," which features a new and provocative introduction by Rabinow and Rose, is certain to become the standard text for all those interested in a comprehensive overview of Foucault's thought.
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