The Politics of Truth / Edition 1

The Politics of Truth / Edition 1

by Michel Foucault
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584350393

ISBN-13: 9781584350392

Pub. Date: 06/30/2007

Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art

In 1784, the German newspaper Berlinische Monatsschrift asked its audience to reply to the question "What is Enlightenment?" Immanuel Kant took the opportunity to investigate the purported truths and assumptions of his age. Two hundred years later, Michel Foucault wrote a response to Kant's initial essay,positioning Kant as the initiator of the discourse and

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In 1784, the German newspaper Berlinische Monatsschrift asked its audience to reply to the question "What is Enlightenment?" Immanuel Kant took the opportunity to investigate the purported truths and assumptions of his age. Two hundred years later, Michel Foucault wrote a response to Kant's initial essay,positioning Kant as the initiator of the discourse and critique of modernity. The Politics of Truth takes this initial encounter between Foucault and Kant, as a framework for its selection of unpublished essays and transcripts of lectures Foucault gave in America and France between 1978 and 1984, the year of his death.

Ranging from reflections on the Enlightenment and revolution to a consideration of the Frankfurt School, this collection offers insight into the topics preoccupying Foucault as he worked on what would be his last body of published work, the three-volume History of Sexuality. It also offers what is in a sense the most "American" moment of Foucault's thinking, for it was in America that he realized the necessity of tying his own thought to that of the Frankfurt School.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584350392
Publisher:
Semiotexte/Smart Art
Publication date:
06/30/2007
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents
Edition description:
new edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
766,203
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Introduction: Enlightenment Today   John Rajchman     9
Was ist Aufklarung?   Immanuel Kant     29
Critique and Enlightenment     39
What is Critique?     41
What is Revolution?     83
What is Enlightenment?     97
For an Ethics of Discomfort     121
What Our Present Is     129
Hermeneutics of the Self     145
Subjectivity and Truth     147
Christianity and Confession     169
Acknowledgements     193

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