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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Gary Gutting

September 2019

ISBN: 9780198830788

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilisation to avant-garde literature, he rejected old models of thinking and replaced them with versions that are still debated today. This book introduces and explores aspects of his life, work, and thought.

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Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilisation to avant-garde literature, he rejected old models of thinking and replaced them with versions that are still debated today. This book introduces and explores aspects of his life, work, and thought.

  • Provides a wide-ranging but non-systematic treatment of some highlights of Foucault's life and thought
  • New edition includes feminist criticisms of Foucault's apparently sexist treatment of the Jouy case
  • Includes a new chapter offering a unified overview of the Collège de France lectures, now a major focus of interest in Foucault
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Gary Gutting, John A. O'Brien Chair in Philosophy (Emeritus), University of Notre Dame

Gary Gutting is John A. O'Brien Chair in Philosophy (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame, and is considered a leading expert on Foucault. Since the first edition of the Foucault VSI was published he has written many books, including Thinking the Impossible: French Philosophy Since 1960 (OUP, 2011), and What Philosophers Know: Case Studies in Recent Analytic Philosophy (CUP, 2009).

Table of Contents

    1: Lives and works
    2: Literature
    3: Politics
    4: Archaeology
    5: Genealogy
    6: The masked philosopher
    7: Madness
    8: Crime and punishment
    9: Modern sex
    10: Ancient sex
    11: Foucault after Foucault
    Further reading
    Index