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Foucault on freedom [electronic resource] /
Johanna Oksala.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
description
xiii, 223 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521847796, 9780521847797
format(s)
Book
Subjects
personal subject
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
isbn
0521847796
9780521847797
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8363130
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-219) and index.
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Review of the hardback: '... Foucault on Freedom provides cogent interpretations of Foucault's writing, excellent analysis of his relationship to major figures in the phenomenological tradition, and clearly elucidates his views on freedom. Readers interested in freedom, continental philosophy, and feminism will find it a helpful resource for exploring Foucault's philosophy.' The Journal of Value Inquiry
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Freedom and the subject were guiding themes for Michel Foucault throughout his philosophical career. In this clear and comprehensive analysis of his thought, Johanna Oksala identifies the different interpretations of freedom in his philosophy and examines three major divisions of it: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical. She shows convincingly that in order to appreciate Foucault's project fully we must understand his complex relationship to phenomenology, and she discusses Foucault's treatment of the body in relation to recent feminist work on this topic.
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This clear and comprehensive analysis of Foucault's thought identifies the different interpretations of freedom in his philosophy and examines three major divisions of it: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical. It also discusses Foucault's treatment of the body in relation to recent feminist work on this topic.
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Freedom and the subject were guiding themes for Michel Foucault throughout his philosophical career. In this clear and comprehensive analysis of his thought, Johanna Oksala identifies the different interpretations of freedom in his philosophy and examines three major divisions of it: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical. She shows convincingly that in order to appreciate Foucault's project fully we must understand his complex relationship to phenomenology, and she discusses Foucault's treatment of the body in relation to recent feminist work on this topic. Her sophisticated but lucid book illuminates the possibilities that Foucault's philosophy opens up for us in thinking about freedom.
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Johanna Oksala identifies the different interpretations of freedom in Michel Foucault's philosophy and examines three major divisions of it: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Language
Philosophical laughter
The Foucaultian failure of phenomenology
The anonymity of language
Body
A genealogy of the subject
Anarchic bodies
Female freedom
Ethics
The silence of ethics
The freedom of philosophy
The other
Conclusion
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