The history of sexuality: The use of pleasure

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Vintage Books, 1988 - Philosophy - 304 pages
The author turns his attention to sex and the reasons why we are driven constantly to analyze and discuss it. An iconoclastic explanation of modern sexual history.
 

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The history of sexuality

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Shortly before his sudden death in 1984, Foucault completed the ambitious four-volume study which traces the genesis of the modern "desiring subject.'' Its second volume focuses on the "experience of ... Read full review

Contents

The Moral Problematization
33
Chrésis
53
Enkrateia
63
Freedom and Truth
78
Regimen in General
99
The Diet of Pleasures
109
Risks and Dangers
117
Act Expenditure Death
125
Ischomachus Household
152
Three Policies of Moderation
166
A Problematic Relation
187
A Boys Honor
204
The Object of Pleasure
215
Notes
255
Bibliography
273
Index
281

The Wisdom of Marriage
143

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About the author (1988)

Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.