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Foucault -- The Key Ideas: A Teach Yourself Guide / Edition 1
     

Foucault -- The Key Ideas: A Teach Yourself Guide / Edition 1

by Paul Oliver
 

ISBN-10: 0071748512

ISBN-13: 9780071748513

Pub. Date: 10/13/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

A concise introduction to the life, works, and ideas of this ground-breaking modern philosopher

Foucault—The Key Ideas not only guides readers through the events of Foucault's life and helps them to understand his most complex ideas with ease; it will also demonstrate the practical impact of those ideas on life today. Covering everything from Foucault

Overview

A concise introduction to the life, works, and ideas of this ground-breaking modern philosopher

Foucault—The Key Ideas not only guides readers through the events of Foucault's life and helps them to understand his most complex ideas with ease; it will also demonstrate the practical impact of those ideas on life today. Covering everything from Foucault's views on the philosophy and sociology of knowledge to his analysis of power and institutions in society, this book offers a fascinating insight into the legacy of this revolutionary thinker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071748513
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/13/2010
Series:
Teach Yourself: Reference Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch 1: Themes of a life / Ch 2: The excavation of knowledge / Ch 3: The nature of power / Ch 4: The history of punishment / Ch 5: Living outside the norms / Ch 6: The rational and the insane / Ch 7: Political engagement / Ch 8: The nature of institutions / Ch 9: The role of the intellectual / Ch 10: Retrospect of a life

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