Practices of the Self and Spiritual Practices: Michel Foucault and the Eastern Christian Discourse

Practices of the Self and Spiritual Practices: Michel Foucault and the Eastern Christian Discourse

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ISBN-13: 9780802872265
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Sergey S. Horujy is founder and director of the Institute ofSynergic Anthropology in Moscow and honorary professor ofthe UNESCO Chair for Comparative Studies of SpiritualTraditions in St. Petersburg.

Boris Jakim is the foremost translator of Russian religiousthought into English. His published translations includeworks by S.L. Frank, Pavel Florensky, Vladimir Solovyov,and Sergius Bulgakov.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction vi

Preface to the American Edition xvi

Introduction xxiii

I Foucault's Last Project, or: Hermeneutics by No Means of the Subject 1

I.1 The Language of Foucault's New Conception of the Subject 5

I.2 Sketch of the Conception 26

I.2.1 Genesis of the Practices of the Self: The Platonic Model 27

I.2.2 The Hellenistic, or "Ethical," Model 30

I.2.3 The Christian, or "Religious" Model 46

I.3 Outline of Foucault's "General Project" and Discussion of His New Conception of the Subject 65

II Spiritual Practice, Synergic Anthropology, and Foucault's Project 99

II.1 Reconstruction of the Hesychast Practice 102

II.2 From Hesychasm to Synergic Anthropology 123

II.3 Historical Sequence of Anthropological Formations 131

II.4 Anthropological Scenarios and Projects for Modernity 143

III So Where Shall We Sail? 165

Bibliography 176

Index 179

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