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Read online Fearless Speech.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Fearless Speech I would like to distinguish between the history of ideas and the history of thought The history of ideas involves the analysis of a notion from its birth through its development and in the setting of other ideas which constitute its context The history of thought is the analysis of the way an unproblematic field of experience becomes a problem raises discussions and debate incites new reactions and induces crisis in the previously silent behaviors practices and institutions It is the history of the way people become anxious for example about madness about crime about themselves or about truth .

Comprised of six lectures delivered in English by Michel Foucault while teaching at Berkeley in the Fall of i Fearless Speech i was edited by Joseph Pearson and published in Reviewed by the author it is the last book Foucault wrote before his death in and can be read as his last testament Here he positions the philosopher as the only person able to confront power with the truth a stance that boldly sums up Foucault s project as a philosopher .

Still unpublished in France i Fearless Speech i concludes the genealogy of truth that Foucault pursued throughout his life starting with his investigations in i Madness and Civilization i into the question of power and its technology The expression fearless speech is a rough translation of the Greek i parrhesia i which designates those who take a risk to tell the truth the citizen who has the moral qualities required to speak the truth even if it differs from what the majority of people believe and faces danger for speaking it .

i Parrhesia i is a verbal activity in which a speaker expresses his personal relationship to truth through frankness instead of persuasion truth instead of flattery and moral duty instead of self interest and moral apathy .

Michel Foucault is widely considered to be one of the most influe by Michel Foucault, Joseph Pearson

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Fearless Speech
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i Librarian note an alternate cover for this edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show power knowledge rel nofollow here a i br br Michel Foucault has become famous for a series of books that have permanently altered our understanding of many institutions of Western society He analyzed mental institutions in the remarkable i Madness and Civilization i hospitals in i The Birth of the Clinic i prisons in i Discipline and Punish i and schools and families in i The History of Sexuality i But the general reader as well as the specialist is apt to miss the consistent purposes that lay behind these difficult individual studies thus losing sight of the broad social vision and political aims that unified them br br Now in this superb set of essays and interviews Foucault has provided a much needed guide to Foucault These pieces ranging over the entire spectrum of his concerns enabled Foucault in his most intimate and accessible voice to interpret the conclusions of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent and terrifying portrait of society that he was patiently compiling br br For as Foucault shows what he was always describing was the nature of power in society not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions but the much more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power reaches into the very grain of individuals touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes their discourses learning processes and everyday lives br br Foucault s investigations of prisons schools barracks hospitals factories cities lodgings families and other organized forms of social life are each a segment of one of the most astonishing intellectual enterprises of all time and as this book proves one which possesses profound implications for understanding the social control of our bodies and our minds, Michel Foucault offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the questions of what we are to what our sexuality is, Michel Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era into the Golden Age of Rome to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure He skillfully explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers Plutarch Epictetus Marcus Aurelius Seneca and physicians of the era and uncovers an increasing mistrust of pleasure and growing anxiety over sexual activity and its consequences, Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world someone whose work has affected the teaching of half a dozen disciplines ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology But of his many books not one offers a satisfactory introduction to the entire complex body of his work i The Foucault Reader i was commissioned precisely to serve that purpose br br The i Reader i contains selections from each area of Foucault s work as well as a wealth of previously unpublished writings including important material written especially for this volume the preface to the long awaited second volume of i The History of Sexuality i and interviews with Foucault himself in the course of which he discussed his philosophy at first hand and with unprecedented candor br br This philosophy comprises an astonishing intellectual enterprise a minute and ongoing investigation of the nature of power in society Foucault s analyses of this power as it manifests itself in society schools hospitals factories homes families and other forms of organized society are brought together in i The Foucault Reader i to create an overview of this theme and of the broad social and political vision that underlies it