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The Cambridge Companion to Foucault

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Gary Gutting, Thomas Flynn, Georges Canguilhem, Joseph Rouse, Arnold Davidson, James Bernauer, Michael Mahon, Beatrice Han-Pile, Hans Sluga, David Ingram, Todd May, Joel Whitebrook, Gerald Bruns, Jana Sawicki
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  • Date Published: July 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521600538

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  • For Michel Foucault, philosophy was a way of questioning the allegedly necessary truths that underpin the practices and institutions of modern society. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive overview of Foucault's major themes and texts, from his early work on madness through his history of sexuality. Special attention is also paid to thinkers and movements, from Kant through current feminist theory, that are particularly important for understanding his work and its impact. This revised edition contains five new essays and revisions of many others, and the extensive bibliography has been updated. First Edition Hb (1994) 0-521-40332-4 First Edition PB (1994) 0-521-40887-3

    • Comprehensive and accessible enough for upper-level undergraduates
    • Very broad interdisciplinary appeal to philosophy, literary theory, history of ideas, history of science, and most social sciences
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521600538
    • length: 486 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Biographical chronology
    Introduction: Michel Foucault: a user's manual Gary Gutting
    1. Foucault's mapping of history Thomas Flynn
    2. Foucault and the history of madness Gary Gutting
    3. The death of man, or exhaustion of the Cogito? Georges Canguilhem
    4. Power/knowledge Joseph Rouse
    5. Ethics as ascetics: Foucault, the history of ethics, and ancient thought Arnold Davidson
    6. Michel Foucault's ethical imagination James Bernauer and Michael Mahon
    7. The analytic of finitude and the history of subjectivity Beatrice Han-Pile
    8. Foucault's encounter with Heidegger and Nietzsche Hans Sluga
    9. Foucault and Habermas David Ingram
    10. Foucault's relation to phenomenology Todd May
    11. Against interiority: Foucault's struggle with psychoanalysis Joel Whitebrook
    12. Foucault's Modernism Gerald Bruns
    13. Queering Foucault and the subject of feminism Jana Sawicki.

  • Editor

    Gary Gutting, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Gary Gutting holds the Notre Dame Chair in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author, most recently, of Foucault: A Very Short Introduction and French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century, and is founder and editor of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

    Contributors

    Gary Gutting, Thomas Flynn, Georges Canguilhem, Joseph Rouse, Arnold Davidson, James Bernauer, Michael Mahon, Beatrice Han-Pile, Hans Sluga, David Ingram, Todd May, Joel Whitebrook, Gerald Bruns, Jana Sawicki

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