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Title The Cambridge companion to Foucault / edited by Gary Gutting
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge Uiversity Press, 1994
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994


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Description xii, 360 pages ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge companions to philosophy
Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Contents 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? / George Canguilhem -- 4. Power/Knowledge / Joseph Rouse -- 5. Ethics as ascetics: Foucault, the history of ethics, and ancient thought / Arnold Davidson -- 6. The ethics of Michel Foucault / James Bernauer and Michael Mahon -- 7. "What is enlightenment?": Kant and Foucault / Christopher Norris -- 8. Modern and countermodern: Ethos and epoch in Heidegger and Foucault / Paul Rabinow -- 9. Foucault and Habermas on the subject of reason / David Ingram -- 10. "Between tradition and oblivion": Foucault, the complications of form, the literature of reason, and the aesthetics of existence / Stephen Watson -- 11. Foucault, feminism, and questions of identity / Jana Sawicki -- 12. Foucault, Michel, 1926- / Maurice Florence
Summary Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. Michel Foucault, one of the most important of contemporary French thinkers, exerted a profound influence on philosophy, history, and social theory. Foucault attempted to reveal the historical contingency of ideas that present themselves as necessary truths. He carried out this project in a series of original and strikingly controversial studies on the origins of modern medical and social scientific disciplines. These studies have raised fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of knowledge and its relation to power structures that have become major topics of discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences
Analysis France
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-352) and index
Notes English
Subject Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.
Philosophers -- France -- 20th century.
Philosophers -- France.
Philosophy, French -- 20th century.
Philosophy, French.
Author Gutting, Gary.
LC no. 93026634
ISBN 0521403324 (hardback)
0521408873 (paperback)
Other Titles Foucault
OTHER TI Cambridge companions online
Other Titles Foucault