The Hermeneutics of the Subject: Lectures at the College de France 1981-82

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The Hermeneutics of the Subject: Lectures at the College de France 1981-82

Michel Foucault

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillanFormat: Hardcover

“The Hermeneutics of the Subject” is the third volume in the collection of Michel Foucault's lectures at the College de France, one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Faculty at the College give public lectures, in which they present works-in-progress on any subject of their choosing. Foucault's wide-ranging lectures influenced his groundbreaking works like “The History of Sexuality” and “Discipline and Punish.” In the lectures comprising this volume, Foucault focuses on how the “self” and the “care of the self” were convinced during the period of antiquity, beginning with Socrates. The problems of the ethical formation of the self, Foucault argues, form the background for our own questions about subjectivity and remain at the center of contemporary moral thought. This series of lectures throws new light on Foucault's final works and shows the full depth of his engagement with ancient thought. Lucid and provocative, “The Hermeneutics of the Subject” reveals Foucault at the height of his powers.

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