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Born in 1926 in France, Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to ...
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction
Born in 1926 in France, Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilisation to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with versions that are still widely debated today. A major influence on Queer Theory and gender studies (he was openly gay and died of an AIDS-related illness in 1984), he also wrote on architecture, history, law, medicine, literature, politics, and of course philosophy. In this Very Short Introduction Gary Gutting presents a wide-ranging but non-systematic exploration of some highlights of Foucault's life and thought. Beginning with a brief biography to set the social and political stage, he then tackles Foucault's thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene; his philosophical and historical work; his treatment of knowledge and power in modern society; and his thoughts on sexuality. This new edition includes feminist criticisms of Foucault's apparently sexist treatment of the Jouy case, as well as a new chapter offering a unified overview of the College de France lectures, now a major focus of interest in Foucault. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

by Gary Gutting
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Calling into question the common assumption that the Middle Ages produced no secondary epics, Ann W. Astell here revises a key chapter in literary history. She examines the connections between the Book of Job and Boethius' s Consolation of Philosophy-texts closely associated with each other in the minds of medieval ...
Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth
Calling into question the common assumption that the Middle Ages produced no secondary epics, Ann W. Astell here revises a key chapter in literary history. She examines the connections between the Book of Job and Boethius' s Consolation of Philosophy-texts closely associated with each other in the minds of medieval readers and writers-and demonstrates that these two works served as a conduit for the tradition of heroic poetry from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. As she traces the complex influences of classical and biblical texts on vernacular literature, Astell offers provocative readings of works by Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Malory, Milton, and many others. Astell looks at the relationship between the historical reception of the epic and successive imitative forms, showing how Boethius's Consolation and Johan biblical commentaries echo the allegorical treatment of epic truth in the poems of Homer and Virgil, and how in turn many works classified as romance take Job and Boethius as their models. She considers the influences of Job and Boethius on hagiographic romance, as exemplified by the stories of Eustace, Custance, and Griselda; on the amatory romances of Abelard and Heloise, Dante and Beatrice, and Troilus and Criseyde; and on the chivalric romances of Martin of Tours, Galahad, Lancelot, and Redcrosse. Finally, she explores an encyclopedic array of interpretations of Job and Boethius in Milton's Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.
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Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth

by Ann W. Astell
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In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence-beliefs about descent from gods or heroes-is elaborated and ...
Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece
In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence-beliefs about descent from gods or heroes-is elaborated and challenged. Rose offers subtle and penetrating new readings of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Pindar's Tenth Pythian Ode, Aeschylus's Oresteia, Sophokles' Philoktetes, and Plato's Republic. Rose rejects the view of art as a mere reflection of social and political reality-a view that is characteristic not only of most Marxist but of most historically oriented treatments of classical literature. He applies instead a Marxian hermeneutic derived from the work of the Frankfurt School and Fredric Jameson. His readings focus on illuminating a politics of form within the text, while responding to historically specific social, political, and economic realities. Each work, he asserts, both reflects contemporary conflicts over wealth, power, and gender roles and constitutes an attempt to transcend the status quo by projecting an ideal community. Following Marx, Rose maintains that critical engagement with the limitations of the utopian dreams of the past is the only means to the realization of freedom in the present. Classicists and their students, literary theorists, philosophers, comparatists, and Marxist critics will find Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth challenging reading.
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Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece

by Peter W. Rose
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Aristotle offers a conception of the private and its relationship to the public that suggests a remedy to the limitations of liberalism today, according to Judith A. Swanson. In this fresh and lucid interpretation of Aristotle's political philosophy, Swanson challenges the dominant view that he regards the private as a ...
The Public and the Private in Aristotle's Political Philosophy
Aristotle offers a conception of the private and its relationship to the public that suggests a remedy to the limitations of liberalism today, according to Judith A. Swanson. In this fresh and lucid interpretation of Aristotle's political philosophy, Swanson challenges the dominant view that he regards the private as a mere precondition to the public. She argues, rather, that for Aristotle private activity develops virtue and is thus essential both to individual freedom and happiness and to the well-being of the political order. Swanson presents an innovative reading of The Politics which revises our understanding of Aristotle's political economy and his views on women and the family, slavery, and the relation between friendship and civic solidarity. She examines the private activities Aristotle considers necessary to a complete human life-maintaining a household, transacting business, sustaining friendships, and philosophizing. Focusing on ways Aristotle's public invests in the private through law, rule, and education, she shows how the public can foster a morally and intellectually virtuous citizenry. In contrast to classical liberal theory, which presents privacy as a shield of rights protecting individuals from one another and from the state, for Aristotle a regime can attain self-sufficiency only by bringing about a dynamic equilibrium between the public and the private. The Public and the Private in Aristotle's Political Philosophy will be essential reading for scholars and students of political philosophy, political theory, classics, intellectual history, and the history of women.
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The Public and the Private in Aristotle's Political Philosophy

by Judith A. Swanson
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Philosophy of Epicurus
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Philosophy of Epicurus

by ,George,K. Strodach
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The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer
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The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer

by Arthur Schopenhauer
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The Principles of Philosophy
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The Principles of Philosophy

by Rene Descartes
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The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer: The Wisdom of Life
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The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer: The Wisdom of Life

by Arthur Schopenhauer
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Life. Letters. and Epicurean Philosophy of Ninon de L Enclos.
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Life. Letters. and Epicurean Philosophy of Ninon de L Enclos.

by Robinson, Overton
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The Georgics
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9.730000 USD

The Georgics

by Virgil
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The Problems of Philosophy
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The Problems of Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell
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Philosoperverse: An Erotic History of Western Philosophy from Socrates to Sen
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Philosoperverse: An Erotic History of Western Philosophy from Socrates to Sen

by Nora James
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Theaetetus: Large Print
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Theaetetus: Large Print

by Plato
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Laches: Large Print
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Laches: Large Print

by Plato
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Laches
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Laches

by Plato
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Euthydemus
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Euthydemus

by Plato
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Laches: Large Print
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Laches: Large Print

by Plato
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A History of Western Philosophy in 500 Essential Quotations
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A History of Western Philosophy in 500 Essential Quotations

by Lennox Johnson
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The Problems of Philosophy
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12.810000 USD

The Problems of Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell
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Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato
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Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato

by Thomas Taylor
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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

by David Hume
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The Ancient Wisdom: An Outline of Theosophical Teachings
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The Ancient Wisdom: An Outline of Theosophical Teachings

by Annie Besant
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Enchiridion
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Enchiridion

by Epictetus
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The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion
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The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion

by Soren Kierkegaard
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Theaetetus: Large Print
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Theaetetus: Large Print

by Plato
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UNICORN Journal and Notebook for Girls
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UNICORN Journal and Notebook for Girls

by Monserrat Herde
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Laches
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Laches

by Plato
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Stoicism: The ultimate guide for beginners to improve self-discipline, mental toughness, leadership, wisdom, resilience, inner peace for living a good life, based on the stoics philosophy
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13.040000 USD

Stoicism: The ultimate guide for beginners to improve self-discipline, mental toughness, leadership, wisdom, resilience, inner peace for living a good life, based on the stoics philosophy

by Jonathan Nauvall
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