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“[Foucault] has an alert and sensitive mind that can ignore the familiar surfaces of established intellectual codes and ask new questions . . . [He] gives dramatic quality to the movement of culture.”—The New York Review of Books

“Foucault is quite central to our sense of where we are.”—The Nation

"These lectures offer important insights into the evolution of the primary focus of Foucault's later work—the relationship between power and knowledge."—Library Journal

"Ideas spark off nearly every page . . . The words may have been spoken in [the 1970s], but they seem as alive and relevant as if they had been written yesterday."—Bookforum

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Michel Foucault, acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. He died in 1984.

Arnold I. Davidson is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and professor of the History of Political Philosophy at the University of Pisa. He is coeditor of the volume Michel Foucault: Philosophie.

Graham Burchell is a Translator, and has written essays on Michel Foucault. He is an editor of The Foucault Effect.

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  • Series: Lectures at the Collège de France (Book 8)
  • Hardcover: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (May 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230112889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230112889
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #374,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a French historian and philosopher associated with the structuralist and poststructuralist movements. He is often considered the most influential social theorist of the second half of the twentieth century, not only in philosophy but in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Among his most notable books are Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, and The History of Sexuality.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucian on March 29, 2013
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Foucault last course is an erudite and well-balanced one in the study of the structure for Antic and Modern question of courage in the world of increasing human (mind) politicization (universities, political parties), especially in the early 80 of the last century in both BLOCKS (USA, Western world versus CCCP and the Communist world).
A ,,sovereign life,, - said Foucault quoting and commenting Seneca- is ,,a life of assistance and help to others,,; and a life of providing personal and concrete exemples of courage and freedom (of speech). I view this course as a rare piece of important and original comments and problem-oriented methods in the study of Ancient Greek history and philosophy. Of course, Foucault problem-ized and experimented new ways of analyzing/inquiring the Ancient and Modern subject of truth.

Dr. Lucian Popescu, historian
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