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How to Read Foucault
     

How to Read Foucault

by Johanna Oksala, Simon Critchley (Editor)
 

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Intent upon letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading classic authors, the How to Read series will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.
Michel Foucault was a philosopher of extraordinary talent, political activist, social theorist, cultural critic, and creative historian. He irreversibly

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Intent upon letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading classic authors, the How to Read series will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.
Michel Foucault was a philosopher of extraordinary talent, political activist, social theorist, cultural critic, and creative historian. He irreversibly shaped the way we think today about such controversial issues as power, sexuality, madness, and criminality.
Johanna Oksala explores the conceptual tools that Foucault gave us for constructing new forms of thinking as well as for smashing old certainties. She offers a lucid account of him as a thinker whose persistent aim was to challenge the self-evidence and necessity of our current experiences, practices, and institutions by showing their historical development and, therefore, contingency.
Extracts are taken from the whole range of Foucault’s writings—his books, essays, lectures, and interviews—including the major works History of Madness, The Order of Things, Discipline and Punish, and The History of Sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393328196
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
How to Read Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
897,771
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Johanna Oksala is senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Dundee and a member of the Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Chance at the University of Jyväskylä. She is the author of Foucault on Freedom.

Simon Critchley is a best-selling author and the Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, Bowie, Memory Theatre and Suicide.

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