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Starting With Foucault


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* Preface to the Second Edition * 1. Foucault: Challenge and Misperceptions * Necessary Scene-Setting * Making a Start * Notes * 2. The Domains of Analysis * The Three Domains * Archaeology * Notes * 3. Genealogical Analytics * A New Analytic or an Old Relativism? * Notes * 4. Making Subjects * The Development of Political Technology * The Book * Power * Defining Subjectivity * Notes * 5. The Manufacture of Knowledge * The Will to Knowledge * The History of Sexuality * An Interim Recapitulation * The Mechanics of the Will to Power * Favored Perspective or Correct Account? * Notes * 6. The Faces of Truth * The Perspectivist Notion of Truth * The Experiential Notion of Truth * The Tacit-Realist Notion of Truth * Summing Up * Notes * 7. Truth and the World * The Specter of Irrealism * Setting the World Aside * Notes * 8. Novel Construals and Cogency * Innovative Visions and Periods * Unifying Factors: History * Unifying Factors: Subjectivity * Cogency * Notes * Bibliography * Index

About the Author

C. G. Prado is professor of philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is the author of eight books, the most recent of which are Descartes and Foucault: A Contrastive Introduction, and The Last Choice: Preemptive Suicide in Advanced Age (Second Edition).


"Prado's intention to walk the middle ground between analytical and continental thought, as far as Foucault's contribution to philosophy is concerned, should be encouraged and appreciated." International Studies in Philosophy

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