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In 1784, the German newspaper Berlinische Monatsschrift asked its audience to reply to the question "What is Enlightenment?" Immanuel Kant took the opportunity to investigate the purported truths and assumptions of his age. Two hundred years later, Michel Foucault wrote a response to Kant's initial essay, positioning Kant as the initiator of the discourse and critique of modernity. The Politics of Truth takes this initial encounter between Foucault and Kant, as a framework for its selection of unpublished essays and transcripts of lectures Foucault gave in America and France between 1978 and 1984, the year of his death. Ranging from reflections on the Enlightenment and revolution to a consideration of the Frankfurt School, this collection offers insight into the topics preoccupying Foucault as he worked on what would be his last body of published work, the three-volume History of Sexuality. It also offers what is in a sense the most "American" moment of Foucault's thinking, for it was in America that he realized the necessity of tying his own thought to that of the Frankfurt School.

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Ranging from reflections on the Enlightenment and revolution to a consideration of the Frankfurt School, this collection offers insight into the topics preoccupying Foucault as he worked on what would be his last body of published work, the three-volume History of Sexuality.

About the Author

Michel Foucault (192684) is widely considered to be one of the most influential academic voices of the twentieth century and has proven influential across disciplines. Other books by Foucault published by Semiotext(e) include Foucault Live (1996) and Fearless Speech (2002).Professor of French Literature and Philosophy at Columbia University and founder of Semiotext(e), Sylvre Lotringer is widely credited for having introduced poststructuralist theories in America. He has coedited Hatred of Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2002), with Chris Kraus, and French Theory in America, with Sande Cohen. Semiotext(e) has published his book length dialogues with Paul Virilio, Pure War (1998), Crepuscular Dawn (2003), and The Accident of Art (2005).

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ISBN:
9781584350392
Author:
Foucault, Michel
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Translator:
Hochroth, Lysa
Introduction:
Seglard, Dominique
Editor:
Lotringer, Sylvere
Author:
Semiotext(e)
Author:
Rajchman, John
Author:
Lotringer, Sylv�re
Author:
Lotringer, Sylvre
Author:
Lotringer, Sylv
Author:
Lotringer, Sylvere
Author:
re
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ideology
Subject:
Political science -- History.
Subject:
Hermeneutics
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents The Politics of Truth
Publication Date:
20070601
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5625 in

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