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Foucault on Freedom

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Part of Modern European Philosophy

  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521122948

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  • Freedom and the subject were guiding themes for Michel Foucault throughout his philosophical career. Johanna Oksala identifies the different interpretations of freedom in his philosophy and examines three major divisions of it: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical. She demonstrates that in order to fully appreciate Foucault's "project", we must understand his complex relationship to phenomenology, and discusses Foucault's treatment of the body in relation to recent feminist work on this topic.

    • A comprehensive book-length analysis of Foucault's concept of freedom
    • Comprehensive and clear enough to be read by non-specialists
    • An original and provocative reading of Foucault's relationship to phenomenology
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    Review of the hardback: '… Foucault on Freedom provides cogent interpretations of Foucault's writing, excellent analysis of his relationship to major figures in the phenomenological tradition, and clearly elucidates his views on freedom. Readers interested in freedom, continental philosophy, and feminism will find it a helpful resource for exploring Foucault's philosophy.' The Journal of Value Inquiry

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521122948
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Language:
    1. Philosophical laughter
    2. The Foucaultian failure of phenomenology
    3. The anonymity of language
    Part II. Body:
    4. A genealogy of the subject
    5. Anarchic bodies
    6. Female freedom
    Part III. Ethics:
    7. The silence of ethics
    8. The freedom of philosophy
    9. The other

  • Author

    Johanna Oksala, University of Helsinki

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