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The Care of the Self: The History of Sexuality, Volume 3

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The Care of the Self is the third and possibly final volume of Michel Foucault's widely acclaimed examination of "the experience of sexuality in Western society." Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure. He skillfully explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the era, and uncovers an increasing mistrust of pleasure and growing anxiety over sexual activity and its consequences.

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"Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas." Boston Globe

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"The Care of the Self shares with the writings on which it draws the characteristic of being carefully constructed, exquisitely reasoned and internally cogent." The New York Times Book Review

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Synopsis:

The Care of the Self is the third and possibly final volume of Michel Foucault's widely acclaimed examination of "the experience of sexuality in Western society." Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure. He skillfully explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the era, and uncovers an increasing mistrust of pleasure and growing anxiety over sexual activity and its consequences.

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Includes bibliographies and index.

About the Author

One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism.

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ISBN:
9780394741550
Author:
Foucault, Michel
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Hurley, Robert
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Self
Subject:
Sexual ethics
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Sex education
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sex customs -- History.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
philosophy;sexuality;history;theory;foucault;non-fiction;sex;critical theory;queer;gender;cultural studies;power;sociology;french;postmodernism;20th century;social theory;poststructuralism;gender studies;psychology;queer theory;discourse;history of sexual
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
19881131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.22x5.20x.72 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Care of the Self is the third and possibly final volume of Michel Foucault's widely acclaimed examination of "the experience of sexuality in Western society." Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure. He skillfully explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the era, and uncovers an increasing mistrust of pleasure and growing anxiety over sexual activity and its consequences.
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