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Government of Self and Others

Government of Self and Others - 11 edition

Government of Self and Others - 11 edition

ISBN13: 9780312572921

ISBN10: 0312572921

Government of Self and Others by Michel Foucault - ISBN 9780312572921
Edition: 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 2011
International: No
Government of Self and Others by Michel Foucault - ISBN 9780312572921

ISBN13: 9780312572921

ISBN10: 0312572921

Edition: 11

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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