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 Uses 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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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
PART ONE The Moral Problematization
Regimen in General
The Diet of Pleasures
Risks and Dangers
Act Expenditure Death
The Wisdom of Marriage
Three Policies of Moderation
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