Starting With Foucault / Edition 2

Starting With Foucault / Edition 2

by C. G. Prado
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813390788

ISBN-13: 9780813390789

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Westview Press


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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813390789
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

1. Foucault: Challenge and Misperceptions

Necessary Scene-Setting

Making a Start

Notes

2. The Domains of Analysis

The Three Domains

Archaeology

Notes

3. Genealogical Analytics

A New Analytic or an Old Relativism?

Notes

4. Making Subjects

The Development of Political Technology

The Book

Power

Defining Subjectivity

Notes

5. The Manufacture of Knowledge

The Will to Knowledge

The History of Sexuality

An Interim Recapitulation

The Mechanics of the Will to Power

Favored Perspective or Correct Account?

Notes

6. The Faces of Truth

The Perspectivist Notion of Truth

The Experiential Notion of Truth

The Tacit-Realist Notion of Truth

Summing Up

Notes

7. Truth and the World

The Specter of Irrealism

Setting the World Aside

Notes

8. Novel Construals and Cogency

Innovative Visions and Periods

Unifying Factors: History

Unifying Factors: Subjectivity

Cogency

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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