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Government of Self and Others - 11 edition

Government of Self and Others (ISBN10: 0312572921; ISBN13: 9780312572921)
ISBN13: 978-0312572921
ISBN10: 0312572921

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1403986665
ISBN10: 1403986665

Summary: This lecture, given by Michel Foucault at the College de France, launches an inquiry into the notion ofparresiaand continues his rereading of ancient philosophy. Through the study of this notion of truth-telling, of speaking out freely, Foucault reexamines Greek citizenship, showing how the courage of the truth forms the forgotten ethical basis of Athenian democracy. The figure of the philosopher king, the condemnation of writing, and Socrates' rejection of political involveme
nt are some of the many topics of ancient philosophy revisited here.
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Summary: This lecture, given by Michel Foucault at the College de France, launches an inquiry into the notion ofparresiaand continues his rereading of ancient philosophy. Through the study of this notion of truth-telling, of speaking out freely, Foucault reexamines Greek citizenship, showing how the courage of the truth forms the forgotten ethical basis of Athenian democracy. The figure of the philosopher king, the condemnation of writing, and Socrates' rejection of political involvement are some of the many topics of ancient philosophy revisited here.
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Edition/Copyright: 11
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Publisher: Picador USA
Year Published: 2011
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