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Starting with Foucault: An Introduction to Genealogy

Starting with Foucault: An Introduction to Genealogy

by C. G. Prado
     
 

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Michel Foucault had a great influence upon a wide range of scholars, but it is often difficult for beginners to find their way into the complexities of his thought. This difficulty arises from a number of historical and substantive reasons that are especially germane if the reader comes to Foucault without prior acquaintance with Continental philosophy. C. G. Prado

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Michel Foucault had a great influence upon a wide range of scholars, but it is often difficult for beginners to find their way into the complexities of his thought. This difficulty arises from a number of historical and substantive reasons that are especially germane if the reader comes to Foucault without prior acquaintance with Continental philosophy. C. G. Prado argues in this new introduction that the time is ripe for Anglo-American philosophy, in particular, to come to terms with Foucault.In this clear, straightforward introduction to Foucault’s thought, Prado focuses on Foucault’s "middle” work, Discipline and Punish and the first volume of The History of Sexuality, in which Foucault most clearly comes to grips with the 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813317915
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
06/27/1995
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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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