The Foucault Reader

The Foucault Reader - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

'The most innovative and influential French thinker of the contemporary era' Guardian

This is the ideal introduction to one of the most significant and radical philosophers of the past century. It includes detailed excerpts from all of Foucault's major works, including Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality, as well as many of his most revealing interviews, covering subjects from madness to desire, art to the nature of truth. No other writer has made us think more about the structures of power and control in our society, both past and present.

'Scarcely any philosopher working on the history of philosophy or historian working on the history of institutions, social science or sexuality can avoid confronting the challenge of Foucault's books' Michael Ignatieff

Edited by Paul Rabinow

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241435144
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 194
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 14297
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 292g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 26mm