David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 (2):215-230 (2006)
on ethics provides an opportunity to go beyond some of the controversies generated by his work of the 1970s. It was thought, for example, that Foucault had overstated the extent to which individuals could be subjected to the influence of power, leaving them little room to resist. This paper will consider the politics of self-creation. We shall attempt to establish to what extent Foucaults later notion of self-formation does in fact succeed in countering an over determination by power. In the end, though, it would appear as if Foucaults turn to ethics amounts to a substitution of ethics, understood as an individualized task, for the political task of collective social transformation. What is at stake is whether or not Foucaults insistence on individual acts of resistance amounts to more than an empty claim that ethics still somehow has political implications whilst having in fact effectively given up on politics. It will be argued that the subject of the later Foucaults ethics, the individual, can only be understood as political subjectivity, i.e. that the political potential of individual action is not only added on as an adjunct, but that individual action is intrinsically invested with political purport. Key Words: care of the self ethics politics power power/knowledge.
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