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The care of the self

Author: Michel Foucault; Robert Hurley
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1990.
Series: The history of sexuality, v. 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This third volume of Foucault's highly acclaimed examination of the experience of sexuality in modern Western society, investigates the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek version of sexual pleasure. Foucault explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers and physicians of the era to reveal an increasing mistrust of pleasure and a growing anxiety over  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault; Robert Hurley
ISBN: 0140137351 9780140137354
OCLC Number: 40788260
Language Note: Translation of: Souci de soi.
Description: vi, 279 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Part I. Dreaming of One's pleasues. 1. The method of Artemidorus --
2. The analysis --
3. Dream and act ---
Part II. The Cultivation of the shelf ---
Part III. Self and others. 1. The marital role --
2. The political game ---
Part IV. The Body. 1. Galen --
2. Are they Good? Are they Bad? --
3. The Regimen of pleasures --
4. The work of the Soul ---
Part V. The Wife. 1. The Marriage Tie --
2. The question of Monopoly --
3. The Pleasures of marriage ---
Part VI. Boys. 1. Plutarch --
2. Pseudo-Lucian --
3. A new Erotics.
Series Title: The history of sexuality, v. 3
Other Titles: Souci de soi.
Responsibility: Michel Foucault ; translated from the French by Robert Hurley.


Written by a sociologist and historian of ideas whose works include "Madness and Civilization", "The Archaeology of Knowledge", "The Birth of the Clinic" and "Discipline and Punish".  Read more...


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