Lectures on the Will to Know: Lectures at the College de France, 1970 - 1971, and Oedipal Knowledge

Category: Book
Translated By: Burchell, Graham
Series Edited By: Davidson, Arnold I.
By (author): Foucault, Michel
Series: Lectures At The College De France
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
  PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  PHILOSOPHY / General
  PHILOSOPHY / Political
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Picador
Published: December 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.24in x 5.55in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*Lectures on the Will to Know reminds us that Michel Foucault's work only ever had one object: truth. Here, he builds on his earlier work, Discipline and Punish , to explore the relationship between tragedy, conflict, and truth-telling. He also explores the different forms of truth-telling, and their relation to power and the law. The publication of Lectures on the Will to Know marks a milestone in Foucault's reception, and it will no longer be possible to read him in the same way as before.
Review Quote*"[Foucault] must be reckoned with."- The New York Times Book Review "[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
Biographical NoteMICHEL FOUCAULT (1926-1984) acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and '80s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. He is the author of multiple works, including Lectures on the Will to Know , The Courage of Truth , The Birth of Biopolitics , and more. ARNOLD I. DAVIDSON is a professor at the University of Chicago and the University of Pisa. He is co-editor of the volume Michel Foucault: Philosophie . GRAHAM BURCHELL has written essays on Michel Foucault and is an editor of The Foucault Effect . Michel Foucault acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. He died in 1984. 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. Graham Burchell (Translator) is the translator, and has written essays on Michel Foucault. He is an Editor of The Foucault Effect .