The Government of Self and Others: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1982-1983 (Michel Foucault Lectures at the Collège de France #10) (Paperback)

The Government of Self and Others: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1982-1983 (Michel Foucault Lectures at the Collège de France #10) By Michel Foucault, Graham Burchell (Translated by), Arnold I. Davidson (Series edited by), Frédéric Gros (Editor), Alessandro Fontana (General editor), François Ewald (General editor), François Ewald (Foreword by), Alessandro Fontana (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Government of Self and Others: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1982-1983 (Michel Foucault Lectures at the Collège de France #10) (Paperback)

By Michel Foucault, Graham Burchell (Translated by), Arnold I. Davidson (Series edited by), Frédéric Gros (Editor), Alessandro Fontana (General editor), François Ewald (General editor), François Ewald (Foreword by), Alessandro Fontana (Foreword by)

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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.

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, and continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines.

His books include The Government of Self and Others, The Courage of Truth, The Birth of Biopolitics, and The Punitive Society.



Graham Burchell (Translator) is the translator, and has written essays on Michel Foucault. He is an Editor of The Foucault Effect.



Arnold I. Davidson (Editor) is the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, and Professor of the History of Political Philosophy at the University of Pisa. He is co-editor of the volume Michel Foucault: Philosophie. He lives in Chicago.



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Product Details ISBN: 9780312572921
ISBN-10: 0312572921
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: April 26th, 2011
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Michel Foucault Lectures at the Collège de France

“[Foucault] has an alert and sensitive mind that can ignore the familiar surfaces of established intellectual codes and ask new questions...[He] gives dramatic quality to the movement of culture.” —The New York Review of Books

“Foucault is quite central to our sense of where we are...” —The Nation

“These lectures offer important insights into the evolution of the primary focus of Foucault's later work - the relationship between power and knowledge.” —Library Journal

“Ideas spark off nearly every page...The words may have been spoken in [the 1970s] but they seem as alive and relevant as if they had been written yesterday.” —Bookforum