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Description - Foucault and Classical Antiquity by Wolfgang Detel

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521833813
ISBN-10: 0521833817
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wolfgang Detel

Wolfgang Detel is Professor of Philosophy at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt.

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