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Foucault's Critical Ethics
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Foucault's Critical Ethics

Richard A. Lynch

Abstract

The central thesis of this book is that Michel Foucault’s account of power does not foreclose the possibility of ethics; on the contrary, it provides a framework within which ethics becomes possible. Tracing the evolution of Foucault’s analysis of power from his early articulations of disciplinary power to his theorizations of biopower and governmentality, the book shows how Foucault’s ethical project emerged through two interwoven trajectories: analysis of classical practices of the care of the self, and engaged practice in and reflection upon the limits of sexuality and the development of fr ... More

Keywords: ethics, Michel Foucault, disciplinary power, biopower, governmentality, self care, power relations, freedom, sexuality, gay community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823271252
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823271252.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard A. Lynch, author
Ambrose University