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Davidson, Arnold I. (Arnold Ira) 1955-

Works: 76 works in 282 publications in 5 languages and 4,897 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Translator, Other, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: B2430.F723, 194
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Most widely held works about Arnold I Davidson
Most widely held works by Arnold I Davidson
Philosophy as a way of life : spiritual exercises from Socrates to Foucault by Pierre Hadot( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foucault and his interlocutors( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other contributors are Georges Canguilhem, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Pierre Hadot, Michel Serres, and Paul Veyne
The emergence of sexuality : historical epistemology and the formation of concepts by Arnold I Davidson( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a book that moves between philosophy and history, and with lasting significance for both, Arnold Davidson elaborates a powerful new method for considering the history of concepts and the nature of scientific knowledge, a method he calls "historical epistemology." He applies this method to the history of sexuality, with important consequences for our understanding of desire, abnormality, and sexuality itself."--Jacket
Questions of evidence : proof, practice, and persuasion across the disciplines( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together thirteen major essays by leading scholars and researchers in multiple fields across the sciences and humanities. In addition, each essay is accompanied by a never-before-published critical response and a rejoinder by the author of the original essay
Abnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975 by Michel Foucault( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1971 Until His Death in 1984, Michel Foucault taught at the College de France, one of the most unique and renowned institutions of learning in the world. It enrolls no students and confers no degrees. Professors are required to deliver lectures to the general public on topics from their ongoing research. Foucault's lectures at the College were extraordinary events. To the audiences that attended them -- frequently numbering in the thousands -- they were seminal events, profoundly influencing an entire generation of scholars, students, and writers. These lectures, painstakingly reconstructed from tape recordings and from Foucault's own notes, are now being made available in English for the first time. Under the guidance of series editor Arnold I. Davidson, Holtzbrinck will publish all thirteen volumes of the lectures in North America."
The present alone is our happiness : conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. Davidson by Pierre Hadot( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential historians of ancient philosophy in the world today, Hadot is adept at using ancient philosophers to illuminate the relevance of their ideas to contemporary life. In this book, which is an ideal introduction to Hadot's more scholarly What is Ancient Philosophy?, we learn that to be an Epicurean is not merely to think like one; it is to adopt a way of living where limiting desires is the condition for happiness. Being an Aristotelian, similarly, is to choose a life that involves contemplation, and being a Cynic is to follow Diogenes in his refusal of quotidian convention and the mentality of ordinary people. If so many Ancient philosophers founded schools, Hadot explains, it was precisely because they were proposing how to live life on a daily basis. We learn here that the history of philosophy has been something more than just that of a discourse. The founding texts of Greek philosophy, after all, were notes taken from oral exercises undertaken in concrete circumstances and contexts, most often a dialogue between students and specific interlocutors who meant to shed light on their students' real existence. The immense contribution of this book, which also traces Hadot's own personal itinerary in a touching manner, is to remind us, through direct language and numerous examples, what the theoretical aspect of philosophy often masks: its vital and existential dimensions
The late Derrida( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the beginning of the hermeneutics of the self : lectures at Dartmouth College, 1980 by Michel Foucault( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, Michel Foucault began a vast project of research on the relationship between subjectivity and truth, an examination of conscience, confession, and truth-telling that would become a crucial feature of his life-long work on the relationship between knowledge, power, and the self. The lectures published here offer one of the clearest pathways into this project, contrasting Greco-Roman techniques of the self with those of early Christian monastic culture in order to uncover, in the latter, the historical origin of many of the features that still characterize the modern subject. They are accompanied by a public discussion and debate as well as by an interview with Michael Bess, all of which took place at the University of California, Berkeley, where Foucault delivered an earlier and slightly different version of these lectures. Foucault analyzes the practices of self-examination and confession in Greco-Roman antiquity and in the first centuries of Christianity in order to highlight a radical transformation from the ancient Delphic principle of "know thyself" to the monastic precept of "confess all of your thoughts to your spiritual guide."0
La philosophie comme manière de vivre by Pierre Hadot( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur, spécialiste du stoïcisme ancien et du néoplatonisme, montre comment la philosophie ancienne d'Epicure, de Marc-Aurèle ou d'Epictète est aussi une manière de vivre, une manière d'être au monde
Philosophie anthologie by Michel Foucault( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthologie de textes de problématique philosophique qui mettent face à face Foucault et la tradition avec laquelle il débat ou rompt. Se présente en trois parties : anthropologie et langage, régimes de pouvoir et régimes de vérité, gouvernement de soi et des autres
Exercices spirituels et philosophie antique by Pierre Hadot( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Hadot, en s'interrogeant sur les expériences de pensée dans l'Antiquité, sur la figure de Socrate, sur la lecture que fait Michelet de Marc Aurèle, montre que les Anciens concevaient la philosophie comme un mode de vie, un effort de transformation de soi par la méditation, un exercice spirituel vers la sagesse, plutôt que comme une doctrine
Psychiatric power : lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-74 by Michel Foucault( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Psychiatric Power," the fourth volume in the collection of his groundbreaking lectures at the College de France, Michel Foucault addresses and expands upon the ideas in his seminal "Madness and Civilization," sketching the genealogy of psychiatry and of its characteristic form of power/knowledge. "Madness and Civilization" undertook the archeology of the division according to which, in Western Society, the madman found himself separated from the sane. That book ends with the medicalization of madness at the beginning of the nineteenth century. "Psychiatric Power" continues this discourse up to the end of the nineteenth century, and the double "depsychiatrization" of madness, now dispersed between the neurologist and the psychoanalyst. Presented in a conversational tone, Psychiatric Power brings fresh access and light to the work of one of the past century's preeminent thinkers. -- Back cover
Pierre Hadot l'enseignement des antiques, l'enseignement des modernes by Arnold I Davidson( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foucault, Wittgenstein de possibles rencontres by Frédéric Gros( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Foucault, Wittgenstein : de possibles rencontres. La tentation est grande en effet de confronter, comparer, faire jouer ensemble ces deux grandes références de la pensée contemporaine, même s'il ne saurait être question d'établir aucun rapport d'influence directe (Foucault a très peu lu Wittgenstein, il ne le cite que deux ou trois fois, et encore de manière allusive). Mais ces deux figures ont en commun de constituer, pour l'histoire philosophique du XXe siècle, des icônes . Par là on veut dire que, à la différence de beaucoup d'autres, Foucault et Wittgenstein, en plus de représenter un ensemble défini d'énoncés et un certain nombre de conceptions spécifiques, ce sont immédiatement des visages, des styles de pensée, des pratiques d'existence. D'autre part, on retrouverait assez facilement chez nos deux auteurs un rapport critique, implicite ou explicite, ou même simplement désinvolte à la philosophie traditionnelle (comme un ensemble de systèmes de connaissances qu'il conviendrait d'étudier, de commenter, de corriger ...). Mais ce dépassement d'une philosophie classique s'opère chez les deux au nom d'une dimension éthique." P. [4] of cover
Qu'est-ce que la critique? : suivi de La culture de soi by Michel Foucault( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'émergence de la sexualité : épistémologie historique et formation des concepts by Arnold I Davidson( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage of truth (the government of self and others II) : lectures at the Collège de France, 1983-1984 by Michel Foucault( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The course given by Michel Foucault from February to March 1984, under the title 'The Courage of Truth', was his last at the Collège de France. His death shortly after, on June 25th, tempts us to detect a philosophical testament in these lectures, especially in view of the prominence they give to the theme of death, notably through a reinterpretation of Socrates' last words--'Crito, we owe a cock to Asclepius'--which, with Georges Dumézil, Foucault understands as the expression of a profound gratitude towards philosophy for its cure of the only serious illness: that of false opinions and prejudices. These lectures continue and radicalize the analyses of those of the previous year. Foucault's 1983 lectures investigated the function of 'truth telling' in politics in order to establish courage and conviction as ethical conditions for democracy irreducible to the formal rules of consensus. With the Cynics, this manifestation of the truth no longer appears simply as a risky speaking out, but in the very substance of existence. In fact, Foucault offers an incisive study of ancient Cynicism as practical philsophy, athleticism of the truth, public provocation, and ascetic sovereignty. The scandal of the true life is constructed in oppositon to Platonism and its world of transcendent intelligible forms"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket
Il sapere senza fondamenti by Aldo Giorgio Gargani( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Italian and French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esercizi spirituali e filosofia antica by Pierre Hadot( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il libro ricostruisce la storia di un sistema di pratiche filosofiche che si proponeva di formare gli animi piuttosto che informarli, attraverso un lavoro su se stessi che coinvolgeva non solo il pensiero, ma anche l'immaginazione, la sensibilità e la volontà. Cosí interpretata, la filosofia diviene per gli antichi esercizio attivo, continua rimessa in discussione di se stessi e del proprio rapporto con gli altri, uno stato di liberazione dalle passioni, di lucidità perfetta, una maniera di vivere prima che un sistema di pensiero. Dal dialogo socratico e platonico a Epicuro, da Seneca a Epitteto fino all'età contemporanea, il libro esplora la centralità, il declino e l'intermittente ripresa di una dimensione riflessiva della storia del pensiero
Lectures on the will to know : lectures at the Collège de France, 1970-1971 and Oedipal knowledge by Michel Foucault( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first of his annual series of lectures at the College de France, Foucault develops a vigorous Nietzschean history of the will to know through an analysis of changing procedures of truth, legal forms, and class struggles in ancient Greece
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Philosophy as a way of life : spiritual exercises from Socrates to Foucault
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Дэвидсон, Арнольд И 1955-

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Foucault and his interlocutorsThe emergence of sexuality : historical epistemology and the formation of conceptsQuestions of evidence : proof, practice, and persuasion across the disciplinesAbnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975The present alone is our happiness : conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. DavidsonThe late DerridaPsychiatric power : lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-74The courage of truth (the government of self and others II) : lectures at the Collège de France, 1983-1984Il sapere senza fondamenti