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Overview


Michel Foucault had a great influence upon a wide range of disciplines, and his work has been widely interpreted and is frequently referred to, but it is often difficult for beginners to find their way into the complexities of his thought. This is especially true for readers whose background is Anglo-American or "analytic" philosophy. C. G. Prado argues in this updated introduction that the time is overdue for Anglo-American philosophers to avail themselves of what Foucault offers. In this clear and greatly-revised second edition, Prado focuses on Foucault's "middle" or genealogical work, particularly Discipline and Punish and Volume One of The History of Sexuality, in which Foucault most clearly comes to grips with the historicization of truth and knowledge and the formation of subjectivity. Understanding Foucault's thought on these difficult subjects requires working through much complexity and ambiguity, and Prado's direct and accessible introduction is the ideal place to start.
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In this introduction to Foucault's thought, Prado (philosophy, Queens University) argues for the application of Foucault's work to Anglo- American philosophy. Focusing on the middle or genealogical works, particularly and Volume One of Prado offers guidance to understanding Foucault's philosophy, helping the reader sort through much of its complexity and ambiguity. Chapters address issues like analysis, subjectivity, knowledge, truth, and cogency. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813390789
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 204
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


C. G. Prado is professor of philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is the author of eight books, the most recent of which are Descartes and Foucault: A Contrastive Introduction, and The Last Choice: Preemptive Suicide in Advanced Age(Second Edition).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 The Challenge of Foucault 1
2 The Domains of Analysis 17
3 Genealogical Analytics 33
4 The Formation of the Subject 51
5 The Manufacture of Knowledge 85
6 The Faces of Truth 119
7 Archaeology, Genealogy, Ethics 151
Bibliography 165
About the Book and Author 173
Index 175
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