Foucault and Classical Antiquity: Power, Ethics and Knowledge

Cambridge University Press (2005)

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 diatetics, 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.
Keywords Philosophy, Ancient
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Reprint years 2009, 2010
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Call number B2430.F724.D4713 2005
ISBN(s) 0521179726   0521833817   9780521833813   9780511487156   9780521179720
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