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Foucault and Classical Antiquity : Power, Ethics and Knowledge - Wolfgang Detel

Foucault and Classical Antiquity

Power, Ethics and Knowledge

By: Wolfgang Detel, David Wigg-Wolf (Translator)


Published: 7th February 2005
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This book is a critical examination of Michel Foucault's relation to ancient Greek thought, in particular his famous analysis of Greek history of sexuality. Wolfgang Detel offers a new understanding of Foucault's theories of power and knowledge based on modern analytical theories of science and concepts of power. He offers a fresh and complex reading of the texts which Foucault discusses, covering topics such as Aristotle's ethics and theory of sex, Hippocratic dietetics, the earliest treatises on economics, and Plato's theory of love. The result is a philosophically rich and probing critique of Foucault's later writings, and a persuasive account of the relation between ethics, power and knowledge in classical antiquity. His book will have a wide appeal to readers interested in Foucault and in Greek thought and culture.

Morals, knowledge and power
The ethical teleology
The scientific regimen
The asymmetrical relationship
The epistemic eros
Gender, nature and reference
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ISBN: 9780521833813
ISBN-10: 0521833817
Series: Modern European Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 7th February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.6