The Government of Self and Others (Michel Foucault: Lectures at the Collège de France) Hardcover – 14 Apr 2010
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"The publications of Foucault's lectures at the Collège de France have given us an incredible view of the development of his thinking. This new volume, The Government of Self and Others, shows us how Foucault was conceiving the relation between the self and the others who make up the political, how fearless speech (parrēsia) is at the center of both, and how parrēsia defines, for Foucault, philosophical action itself. Thanks to these lectures, we see Foucault as the great thinker he is."
- Leonard Lawlor, Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University, USA.
"The publication of Foucault's lectures is momentous not only because they deepen our understanding of his books and essays, but because they dramatically change the way we read him. This study of the ancient practice of parresia – philosophical truth-telling – forces us to abandon the view that his late thought was a turn away from politics.
The key question in these lectures is the relationship between philosophy and politics: their necessary dependence, but impossible coincidence. The political significance of philosophy was an acute problem for Foucault throughout his life. It remains a definitive question today for anyone concerned with the future of Western political thought and practice."
- Johanna Oksala, University of Dundee, UK.
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Foucault illuminates truth telling in radical ways
on 29 June 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
This lecture series from Foucault just before his death illuminates essential elements in the rules that western culture has evolved as aspects of what constitutes acquiring the truth. Foucault goes beyond the conventional debate about truth as some kind of fact, whether empirical, absolute or relatives, to truth being constituted as special kinds of acts.
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on 13 July 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Foucault is difficult, but essential. For anybody seeking a way in, the series entitled 'Lectures at the College De France', beginning with Lectures on the Will to Know is perfect. Because the lectures were written for a lay public, the language makes his concepts much more accessible than does his academic writing. You can almost hear his voice in the presentations. In addition, the lectures distill what later become full-blown treatments. So one can get the essence of Foucault, and witness his development and change as a thinker, by reading the series in chronological order. That might now be possible with the publication of the above-mentioned 'Will...'.
on 17 October 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
a great book, anyone working in social/human sciences field should read that