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Foucault and classical antiquity [electronic resource] : power, ethics, and knowledge /
Wolfgang Detel ; translated by David Wigg-Wolf.
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Cambridge, U.K. : New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
description
x, 281 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521833817
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Book
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Cambridge, U.K. : New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
isbn
0521833817
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8121692
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-275) and index.
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This book is a critical examination of Michel Foucault's relation to ancient Greek thought, in particular his famous analysis of Greek history of sexuality. Wolfgang Detel offers a new understanding of Foucault's theories of power and knowledge based on modern analytical theories of science and concepts of power. He offers a fresh and complex reading of the texts which Foucault discusses, covering topics such as Aristotle's ethics and theory of sex, Hippocratic dietetics, the earliest treatises on economics, and Plato's theory of love. The result is a philosophically rich and probing critique of Foucault's later writings, and a persuasive account of the relation between ethics, power and knowledge in classical antiquity. His book will have a wide appeal to readers interested in Foucault and in Greek thought and culture.
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This book is a critical examination of Michel Foucault's relation to ancient Greek thought. It offers a fresh and complex reading of the texts which Foucault discusses, covering topics such as Aristotle's ethics and theory of sex, Hippocratic dietetics, the earliest treatises on economics, and Plato's theory of love.
Main Description
This 2005 book is a critical examination of Michel Foucault's relation to ancient Greek thought, in particular his famous analysis of Greek history of sexuality. Wolfgang Detel offers an understanding of Foucault's theories of power and knowledge based on modern analytical theories of science and concepts of power. He offers a complex reading of the texts which Foucault discusses, covering topics such as Aristotle's ethics and theory of sex, Hippocratic dietetics, the earliest treatises on economics, and Plato's theory of love. The result is a philosophically rich and probing critique of Foucault's later writings, and a persuasive account of the relation between ethics, power and knowledge in classical antiquity. His book will have a wide appeal to readers interested in Foucault and in Greek thought and culture.
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This 2005 book is a critical examination of Michel Foucault's relation to ancient Greek thought. It offers a complex reading of the texts which Foucault discusses, covering topics such as Aristotle's ethics and theory of sex, Hippocratic dietetics, the earliest treatises on economics, and Plato's theory of love.
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This book is a critical examination of Michel Foucault’s relation to ancient Greek thought. It offers a fresh and complex reading of the texts which Foucault discusses, covering topics such as Aristotle’s ethics and theory of sex, Hippocratic dietetics, the earliest treatises on economics, and Plato’s theory of love.
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This is a critical examination of Michel Foucault's relation to ancient Greek thought, in particular his famous analysis of Greek history of sexuality. Wolfgang Detel offers an understanding of Foucault's theories of power and knowledge based on modern analytical theories of science and concepts of power.
Main Description
This book is a critical examination of Michel Foucault’s relation to ancient Greek thought, in particular his famous analysis of Greek history of sexuality. Wolfgang Detel offers a new understanding of Foucault's theories of power and knowledge based on modern analytical theories of science and concepts of power. He offers a fresh and complex reading of the texts which Foucault discusses, covering topics such as Aristotle’s ethics and theory of sex, Hippocratic dietetics, the earliest treatises on economics, and Plato’s theory of love. The result is a philosophically rich and probing critique of Foucault's later writings, and a persuasive account of the relation between ethics, power and knowledge in classical antiquity. His book will have a wide appeal to readers interested in Foucault and in Greek thought and culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Morals, knowledge and power
The ethical teleology
The scientific regimen
The asymmetrical relationship
The epistemic eros
Gender, nature and reference
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