The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2: The Use of Pleasure
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 Use 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?
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The Moral Problematization
Freedom and Truth
Regimen in General
The Diet of Pleasures
Risks and Dangers
Act Expenditure Death
Three Policies of Moderation
A Problematic Relation
A Boys Honor
The Object of Pleasure
The Wisdom of Marriage
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