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Freedom and the subject were guiding themes for Michel Foucault throughout his philosophical career. In this clear and comprehensive analysis of his thought, Johanna Oksala identifies the different interpretations of freedom in his philosophy and examines three major divisions of it: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical. She shows convincingly that in order to appreciate Foucault's project fully we must understand his complex relationship to phenomenology, and she discusses Foucault's treatment of the body in relation to recent feminist work on this topic. Her sophisticated but lucid book illuminates the possibilities that Foucault's philosophy opens up for us in thinking about freedom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521847797
ISBN-10: 0521847796
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 238
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Johanna Oksala

Johanna Oksala is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. She has published articles on Foucault, phenomenology and feminist philosophy.

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