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Shortly before his death in 1984, Michel Foucault spoke of an idea for a new book on "technologies of the self." He described it as "composed of different papers about the self, about the role of reading and writing in constituting the self... and so on." The book Foucault envisioned was based on a faculty seminar on "Technologies of the Self," originally presented at the University of Vermont in the fall of 1982. This volume is a partial record of that seminar.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press (January 7, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870235931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870235931
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,491 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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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 25, 1998
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"Technologies of the self" contains essays by Foucault-scholars and Foucault himself. It concentrates on Foucault's later works, where there is a shift of focus from the power/knowledge axis to the axis of ethics. This collection of should be of interest to anyone who are interested in Foucault's work on ethics and subjectivity. I found one essay particularly illuminating; "Foucault and the Liberal View of the Individual" by Alessandro - something.
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By Ec2008 on December 2, 2014
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2 of 41 people found the following review helpful By M. Gottsche on July 20, 2004
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I would have cared to hear more about Foucault's romances in the Ugrian mountains ranges, yet he still manages to capture the

mind and imagnination of anyone who has lost a dog to the savagery of a freeway. Word of warning: have a box of tissues handy!
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