This Volume Collects A Series Of Lectures Given By The Renowned French Thinker Michel Foucault Late In His Career The Book Is Composed Of Two Parts A Talk, Parr Sia, Delivered At The University Of Grenoble In , And A Series Of Lectures Entitled Discourse And Truth, Given At The University Of California, Berkeley In , Which Appears Here For The First Time In Its Full And Correct Form Together, They Provide An Unprecedented Account Of Foucault S Reading Of The Greek Concept Of Parr Sia, Often Translated As Truth Telling Or Frank Speech The Lectures Trace The Transformation Of This Concept Across Greek, Roman, And Early Christian Thought, From Its Origins In Pre Socratic Greece To Its Role As A Central Element Of The Relationship Between Teacher And Student In Mapping The Concept S History, Foucault S Concern Is Not To Advocate For Free Speech Rather, His Aim Is To Explore The Moral And Political Position One Must Occupy In Order To Take The Risk To Speak Truthfully These Lectures Carefully Edited And Including Notes And Introductory Material To Fully Illuminate Foucault S Insights Are A Major Addition To Foucault S English Language Corpus
Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas He held a chair at the Coll ge de France with the title History of Systems of Thought, but before he was Professor at University of Tunis, Tunisia, and then Professor at University Paris VIII He lectured at several different Universities over the world as at the University at Buffalo, the University of California, Berkeley and University of S o Paulo, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences and the prison system, as well as for his work on the history of human sexuality His writings on power, knowledge, and discourse have been widely influential in academic circles In the 1960s Foucault was associated with structuralism, a movement from which he distanced himself Foucault also rejected the poststructuralist and postmodernist labels later attributed to him, preferring to classify his thought as a critical history of modernity rooted in Immanuel Kant Foucault s project was particularly influenced by Nietzsche, his genealogy of knowledge being a direct allusion to Nietzsche s genealogy of morality In a late interview he definitively stated I am a Nietzschean Foucault was listed as the most cited scholar in the humanities in 2007 by the ISI Web of Science.
- 295 pages
- Discourse and Truth" and "Parresia
- Michel Foucault
- 04 December 2019 Michel Foucault