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

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

by Michel Foucault, Paul Rabinow, Nikolas S. Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565848012

ISBN-13: 9781565848016

Pub. Date: 08/22/2003

Publisher: New Press, The


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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565848016
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Series:
New Press Essential Series
Pages:
460
Sales rank:
504,369
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Foucault1
Life: Experience and Science6
Polemics, Politics, and Problematizations: An Interview with Michel Foucault18
The Ethics of the Concern of the Self as a Practice of Freedom25
What Is Enlightenment?43
Preface to The History of Sexuality, Volume Two58
Confronting Governments: Human Rights64
The Risks of Security66
Structuralism and Post-Structuralism80
On the Genealogy of Ethics: An Overview of Work in Progress102
The Subject and Power126
Technologies of the Self145
So Is It Important to Think?170
The Masked Philosopher174
"Omnes et Singulatim": Toward a Critique of Political Reason180
The Birth of Biopolitics202
About the Concept of the "Dangerous Individual" in Nineteenth-Century Legal Psychiatry208
Governmentality229
Questions of Method246
Security, Territory, and Population259
What Is Critique?263
Lives of Infamous Men279
Society Must Be Defended294
Truth and Power300
The Birth of Social Medicine319
The Politics of Health in the Eighteenth Century338
Nietzsche, Genealogy, History351
Madness and Society370
What Is an Author?377
On the Archaeology of the Sciences: Response to the Epistemology Circle392
The Thought of the Outside423
A Preface to Transgression442
Permissions459

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