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Naisscance de la Biopolitique : Cours Au College de France, 1978-1979

Naisscance de la Biopolitique : Cours Au College de France, 1978-1979

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • ISBN: 0312203411
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 368
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A sixth compilation of lectures delivered at the Collège de France between 1970 and 1984 continues the speaker's coverage of 18th-century political economy, evaluating its role in the origins of a liberal governmental rationality that is at the heart of current debates about the role and status of neo-liberalism today. 10,000 first printing. Reprint.

Security, Territory, Population

Security, Territory, Population

Lectures at the Collège de France 1977--1978

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312203603
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 417
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Marking a major development in Foucault's thinking, this book takes as its starting point the notion of "biopower," studying the foundations of this new technology of power over populations. Distinct from punitive disciplinary systems, the mechanisms of power are here finely entwined with the technologies of security. In this volume, though, Foucault begins to turn his attention to the history of "governmentality," from the first centuries of the Christian era to the emergence of the modern nation state--shifting the center of gravity of the lectures from the question of biopower to that of government. In light of Foucault's later work, these lectures illustrate a radical turning point at which the transition to the problematic of the "government of self and others" would begin.

"Society Must Be Defended"

Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976

  • Author: Michel Foucault,Mauro Bertani,Alessandro Fontana,Francois Ewald
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312422660
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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Exploring the interrelationship between war and politics, a series of lectures by the late French philosopher traces the evolution of a new understanding of society and its relation to war, revealing war as the permanent basis of all institutions of power. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Security, Territory, Population

Security, Territory, Population

Lectures at the College De France, 1977 - 78

  • Author: M. Foucault
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230245072
  • Category: History
  • Page: 417
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This book derives from Foucault's lectures at the College de France between January and April 1978, which can be seen as a radical turning point in his thought. Focusing on 'bio-power', he studies the foundations of this new technology of power over population and explores the technologies of security and the history of 'governmentality'.

On the Government of the Living

On the Government of the Living

Lectures at the Collège de France, 1979-1980

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250081610
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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In these lectures delivered in 1980, Michel Foucault gives an important new inflection to his history of “regimes of truth.” Following on from the themes of knowledge-power and governmentality, he turns his attention here to the ethical domain of practices of techniques of the self. Why and how, he asks, does the exercise of power as government demand not only acts of obedience and submission, but “truth acts” in which individuals subject to relations of power are also required to be subjects in procedures of truth-telling? How and why are subjects required not just to tell the truth, but to tell the truth about themselves? These questions lead to a re-reading of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and, through an examination of the texts of Tertullian, Cassian, and others, to an analysis of the ‘truth acts’ in early Christian practices of baptism, penance, and spiritual direction in which believers are called upon to manifest the truth of themselves as subjects always danger of falling into sin. In the public expression of the subject’s condition as a sinner, in the rituals of repentance and penance, and in the detailed verbalization of thoughts in the examination of conscience, we see the organization of a pastoral system focused upon confession.

Psychiatric Power

Psychiatric Power

Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973--1974

  • Author: Michel Foucault,Jacques Lagrange,Graham Burchell
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312203313
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 416
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A historical investigation into the practice of psychiatric medicine in the western world chronicles its evolution, offering insight into how diagnoses and treatments changed throughout time and how modern social and political attitudes toward mental illness have developed, in a collection of philosophical lectures. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Government of Self and Others

The Government of Self and Others

Lectures at the College de France, 1982-1983

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1429961708
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 432
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This lecture, given by Michel Foucault at the Collège de France, launches an inquiry into the notion of parresia and continues his rereading of ancient philosophy. Through the study of this notion of truth-telling, of speaking out freely, Foucault re-examines 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.

Lectures on the Will to Know

Lectures on the Will to Know

  • Author: M. Foucault
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137044861
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 293
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In the first of his annual series of lectures at the Collège de France, Foucault develops a vigorous Nietzschean history of the will to know through an analysis of changing procedures of truth, legal forms, and class struggles in ancient Greece.

Foucault

Foucault

  • Author: José Guilherme Merquior
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520060623
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 188
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Offers a brief profile of the French philosopher, examines his writings on madness, sexuality and power, and discusses the political implications of his work

Subjectivity and Truth

Subjectivity and Truth

Lectures at the Collège de France, 1980-1981

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349739006
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 331
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“The working hypothesis is this: it is true that sexuality as experience is obviously not independent of codes and systems of prohibitions, but it needs to be recalled straightaway that these codes are astonishingly stable, continuous, and slow to change. It needs to be recalled also that the way in which they are observed or transgressed also seems to be very stable and very repetitive. On the other hand, the point of historical mobility, what no doubt change most often, what are most fragile, are modalities of experience.” - Michel Foucault In 1981 Foucault delivered a course of lectures which marked a decisive reorientation in his thought and of the project of a History of Sexuality outlined in 1976. It was in these lectures that arts of living became the focal point around which he developed a new way of thinking about subjectivity. It was also the moment when Foucault problematized a conception of ethics understood as the patient elaboration of a relationship of self to self. It was the study of the sexual experience of the Ancients that made these new conceptual developments possible. Within this framework, Foucault examined medical writings, tracts on marriage, the philosophy of love, or the prognostic value of erotic dreams, for evidence of a structuration of the subject in his relationship to pleasures (aphrodisia) which is prior to the modern construction of a science of sexuality as well as to the Christian fearful obsession with the flesh. What was actually at stake was establishing that the imposition of a scrupulous and interminable hermeneutics of desire was the invention of Christianity. But to do this it was necessary to establish the irreducible specificity of ancient techniques of self. In these lectures, which clearly foreshadow The Use of Pleasures and The Care of Self, Foucault examines the Greek subordination of gender differences to the primacy of an opposition between active and passive, as well as the development by Imperial stoicism of a model of the conjugal bond which advocates unwavering fidelity and shared feelings and which leads to the disqualification of homosexuality.

The Hermeneutics of the Subject

The Hermeneutics of the Subject

Lectures at the Collège de France 1981--1982

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0312425708
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 566
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A third collection of lectures at the Collge de France sheds new light on the concepts of the "self" and the "care of the self" have been conceived in ancient philosophy, beginning with Socrates, arguing that the problems of the ethical formation of the self form the foundation for modern conceptions of the self and contemporary moral thought. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Punitive Society

The Punitive Society

Lectures at the Collège de France, 1972-1973

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137532092
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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These thirteen lectures on the 'punitive society,' delivered at the Collège de France in the first three months of 1973, examine the way in which the relations between justice and truth that govern modern penal law were forged, and question what links them to the emergence of a new punitive regime that still dominates contemporary society.

Foucault, Politics, and Violence

Foucault, Politics, and Violence

  • Author: Johanna Oksala
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810128020
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 189
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In her book, Oksala shows that the arguments for the ineliminability of violence from the political are often based on excessively broad, ontological conceptions of violence distinct from its concrete and physical meaning and, on the other hand, on a restrictively narrow and empirical understanding of politics as the realm of conventional political institutions.

The Courage of Truth

The Courage of Truth

The Government of Self and Others II; Lectures at the Collège de France, 1983--1984

  • Author: Michel Foucault,Arnold I. Davidson,Graham Burchell
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250009103
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 364
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The Courage of the Truth is the last course that Michel Foucault delivered at the Collège de France. Here, he continues the theme of the previous year's lectures in exploring the notion of "truth-telling" in politics to establish a number of ethically irreducible conditions based on courage and conviction. His death, on June 25th, 1984, tempts us to detect the philosophical testament in these lectures, especially in view of the prominence they give to the themes of life and death.

State Phobia and Civil Society

State Phobia and Civil Society

The Political Legacy of Michel Foucault

  • Author: Mitchell Dean,Kaspar Villadsen
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804796998
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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State Phobia and Civil Society draws extensively upon the work of Michel Foucault to argue for the necessity of the concept of the state in political and social analysis. In so doing, it takes on not only the dominant view in the human sciences that the concept of the state is outmoded, but also the large interpretative literature on Foucault, which claims that he displaces the state for a de-centered analytics of power. Understanding Foucault means understanding all his interlocutors—whether Marxists, Maoists, neoliberals, or social democrats. It requires turning to Foucault's colleagues, including Deleuze and Guattari, François Ewald, and Blandine Kreigel, in relation to whom he carved out a position. And it entails an examination of his legacy in Hardt and Negri, the theorists of Empire, or in Nikolas Rose, the influential English sociologist. Foucault's own view is highly ambiguous: he claims to be concerned with the exercise of political sovereignty, yet his work cannot make visible the concept of the state. Moving beyond Foucault, the authors outline new ways of conceiving the state's role in establishing social order and in mediating between an inequality-producing capitalist economy and the juridical equality and political rights of individuals. Arguing that states and their cooperation remain of vital importance to resolving contemporary crises, they demonstrate the interdependence of state and civil society and the necessity of social forms of governance.

Abnormal

Abnormal

Lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 1429974052
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 368
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From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault gave public lectures at the world-famous College de France. Attended by thousands, these were seminal events in the world of French letters. Picador is proud to be publishing the lectures in thirteen volumes. The lectures comprising Abnormal begin by examining the role of psychiatry in modern criminal justice, and its method of categorizing individuals who "resemble their crime before they commit it." Building on the themes of societal self-defense in "Society Must Be Defended," Foucault shows how and why defining "abnormality" and "normality" were preorogatives of power in the nineteenth century. The College de France lectures add immeasurably to our appreciation of Foucault's work and offer a unique window into his thinking.

Undoing the Demos

Undoing the Demos

Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution

  • Author: Wendy Brown
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 1935408534
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 296
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Tracing neoliberalism's devastating erosions of democratic principles, practices, and cultures.

Biopower

Biopower

Foucault and Beyond

  • Author: Vernon W. Cisney,Nicolae Morar
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022622676X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 400
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Michel Foucault’s notion of “biopower” has been a highly fertile concept in recent theory, influencing thinkers worldwide across a variety of disciplines and concerns. In The History of Sexuality: An Introduction, Foucault famously employed the term to describe “a power bent on generating forces, making them grow, and ordering them, rather than one dedicated to impeding them, making them submit, or destroying them.” With this volume, Vernon W. Cisney and Nicolae Morar bring together leading contemporary scholars to explore the many theoretical possibilities that the concept of biopower has enabled while at the same time pinpointing their most important shared resonances. Situating biopower as a radical alternative to traditional conceptions of power—what Foucault called “sovereign power”—the contributors examine a host of matters centered on life, the body, and the subject as a living citizen. Altogether, they pay testament to the lasting relevance of biopower in some of our most important contemporary debates on issues ranging from health care rights to immigration laws, HIV prevention discourse, genomics medicine, and many other topics.

The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction

The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction

Contrasting approaches to disasters and emergencies

  • Author: Fulvio Attina
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137026731
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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Disaster policies present a new challenge to the practitioners and students of global politics; this book explains how political science enriches the contribution of the social sciences to the study of disaster relief, aid and reconstruction following the major disaster events, both natural and man-made, of recent times.

The Silent Revolution

The Silent Revolution

How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise

  • Author: M. Bunz
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137373504
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 134
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Critically engaging, illustrative and with numerous examples, The Silent Revolution delivers a philosophically informed introduction to current debates on digital technology and calls for a more active role of humans towards technology.