The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2: The Use of Pleasure

The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2: The Use of Pleasure

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by Michel Foucault
     
 

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In this sequel to The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction, the brilliantly original French thinker who died in 1984 gives an analysis of how the ancient Greeks perceived sexuality.

Throughout The Uses of Pleasure Foucault analyzes an irresistible array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions: How in the West did… See more details below

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In this sequel to The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction, the brilliantly original French thinker who died in 1984 gives an analysis of how the ancient Greeks perceived sexuality.

Throughout The Uses of Pleasure Foucault analyzes an irresistible array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions: How in the West did sexual experience become a moral issue? And why were other appetites of the body, such as hunger, and collective concerns, such as civic duty, not subjected to the numberless rules and regulations and judgments that have defined, if not confined, sexual behavior?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307819277
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
402,052
File size:
2 MB

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