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Michel Foucault, Lectures at the Collège de France

The Courage of Truth

Authors: Foucault, M.

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The Courage of the Truth is the last course that Michel Foucault delivered at the College de France before his death in 1984. In this course, he continues the theme of the previous year's lectures in exploring the notion of "truth-telling" in politics to establish a number of ethically irreducible conditionsbased on courage and conviction.

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Author Michel Foucault: Michel Foucault, acknowledged as the pre-eminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines.

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'In this, the final year of his lectures at the College de France, Michel Foucault reaches more deeply into the foundations of Western thought than ever. Emphasizing parrhesia, the ancient practice of speaking truth to power, he shows how it is a practice of the care of the self, and in so doing, demonstrates how the dictum 'know oneself' is only a part of our philosophical inheritance. This is an astonishing conclusion to the life's work of one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers.' - Thomas Dumm, Amherst College, USA

'In his powerful final course of lectures, expertly edited by Frédéric Gros and sympathetically translated by Graham Burchell, Foucault provides an explicitly political focus to his work on parrhesia. He offers readings of a range of texts, of which those of the Apology and the Cynics are especially insightful. It is impossible to read these lectures without an eye to the links between his work and his life, but Foucault's focus remains on the material at hand and his long-running interest in the interrelations of truth, power and the subject.' - Stuart Elden, Durham University, UK


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • 1 February 1984

    Gros, Frédéric (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • 1 February 1984 Second hour

    Gros, Frédéric (et al.)

    Pages 23-31

  • 8 February 1984

    Gros, Frédéric (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • 8 February 1984

    Gros, Frédéric (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

  • 15 February 1984

    Gros, Frédéric (et al.)

    Pages 73-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Courage of Truth
Authors
Translated by
Burchell, G.
Series Title
Michel Foucault, Lectures at the Collège de France
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30910-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230309104
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8668-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8669-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 364
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