The Hermeneutics of the Subject: Lectures at the Collège de France 1981--1982

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Macmillan, Dec 27, 2005 - Philosophy - 566 pages
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The Hermeneutics of the Subject is the third volume in the collection of Michel Foucault's lectures at the Collège de France, where faculty give public lectures on any topic of their choosing. Attended by thousands, Foucault's lectures were seminal events in the world of French letters, and his ideas expressed there remain benchmarks of contemporary critical inquiry. Foucault's wide-ranging lectures at this school, delivered throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, clearly influenced his groundbreaking books, especially 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 conceived 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 continues to throw 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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Review: The Hermeneutics of the Subject: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1981-82 (Lectures at the Collège de France)

User Review  - Conor Heaney - Goodreads

Having read and heard much about Foucault's so-called 'return to the subject' or 'ethical turn' (or, for some, even a neoliberal, narcissistic turn) in the 1980s, I had mixed expectations approaching ... Read full review

Review: The Hermeneutics of the Subject: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1981-82 (Lectures at the Collège de France)

User Review  - Ralowe Ampu - Goodreads

a satisfying exposition rendering legible what is meant in the west by this term for a sentient autonomous entity endowed with agency. towards the second half of the transcription foucault focuses on ... Read full review

Contents

FIRST HOUR
1
SECOND HOUR
25
FIRST HOUR
43
SECOND HOUR
65
FIRST HOUR
81
SECOND HOUR
107
FIRST HOUR
125
SECOND HOUR
149
SECOND HOUR
315
FIRST HOUR
331
SECOND HOUR
355
FIRST HOUR
371
SECOND HOUR
395
FIRST HOUR
413
SECOND HOUR
437
FIRST HOUR
453

FIRST HOUR
169
FEBRUARY 1982 SECOND HOUR
187
FIRST HOUR
205
SECOND HOUR
229
FIRST HOUR
247
SECOND HOUR
271
FIRST HOUR
289
SECOND HOUR
477
Course Summary
491
Frederic Gros
507
Index of Names
551
Index of Notions and Concepts
557
Copyright

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Michel Foucault's works include Madness and Civilization and The History of Sexuality. Series editor Arnold I. Davidson teaches at the University of Chicago. Translator Graham Burchell has written essays on Michel Foucault and was an editor of The Foucault Effect. He lives in Italy.

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