Essential Foucault: Selections from Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984

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The latest book in The New Press's Essential series collects key texts from the influential French philosopher.Few philosophers have had as significant an impact on contemporary thought as Michel Foucault. His complete uncollected writings, under the title Dits et écrits, 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, ...
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Overview

The latest book in The New Press's Essential series collects key texts from the influential French philosopher.Few philosophers have had as significant an impact on contemporary thought as Michel Foucault. His complete uncollected writings, under the title Dits et écrits, 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.

Author Biography: Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was one of the most influential philosophers of the past century. He held a chair in the History of Systems of Thought at the Collège de France and lectured at universities throughout the world. His 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 French DNA and French Modern. Nikolas Rose is a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics. His most recent book is Powers of Freedom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565848016
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/22/2003
  • Series: New Press Essential Series
  • Pages: 460
  • Sales rank: 657,336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Foucault 1
Life: Experience and Science 6
Polemics, Politics, and Problematizations: An Interview with Michel Foucault 18
The Ethics of the Concern of the Self as a Practice of Freedom 25
What Is Enlightenment? 43
Preface to The History of Sexuality, Volume Two 58
Confronting Governments: Human Rights 64
The Risks of Security 66
Structuralism and Post-Structuralism 80
On the Genealogy of Ethics: An Overview of Work in Progress 102
The Subject and Power 126
Technologies of the Self 145
So Is It Important to Think? 170
The Masked Philosopher 174
"Omnes et Singulatim": Toward a Critique of Political Reason 180
The Birth of Biopolitics 202
About the Concept of the "Dangerous Individual" in Nineteenth-Century Legal Psychiatry 208
Governmentality 229
Questions of Method 246
Security, Territory, and Population 259
What Is Critique? 263
Lives of Infamous Men 279
Society Must Be Defended 294
Truth and Power 300
The Birth of Social Medicine 319
The Politics of Health in the Eighteenth Century 338
Nietzsche, Genealogy, History 351
Madness and Society 370
What Is an Author? 377
On the Archaeology of the Sciences: Response to the Epistemology Circle 392
The Thought of the Outside 423
A Preface to Transgression 442
Permissions 459
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