Subjectivity and Truth: Lectures at the College de France, 1980-1981

Subjectivity and Truth: Lectures at the College de France, 1980-1981

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In 1981, Michel Foucault delivered a course of lectures that marked a decisive reorientation in his thought and of the project The History of Sexuality outlined in 1976. It was in these lectures that arts of living became the focal point around which he developed a new way of thinking about subjectivity. It was also the moment when Foucault problematized a conception of ethics understood as the patient elaboration of a relationship of self to self.

In these lectures, which clearly foreshadow The Use of Pleasure and The Care of the Self, Foucault examines the Greek subordination of gender differences to the primacy of an opposition between active and passive, as well as the development by Imperial stoicism of a model of the conjugal bond, which advocates unwavering fidelity and shared feelings and which leads to the disqualification of homosexuality. Once more, his lectures demonstrate that Foucault “is quite central to our sense of where we are” (The Nation).
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ISBN: 9781250195081

Published Date: September 3, 2019

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

Page Count: 331

Size: 8.31" l x 5.35" w x 0.91" h