Michel Foucault (1926-84) was one of the most significant social theorists of the twentieth century, his influence extending across many areas of the humanities and social sciences. He is the author of many books and published lectures, including, most recently, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Graham Burchell is a freelance research and translator and has translated several volumes of Foucault's lectures. He is coeditor of The Foucault Effect, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
"Provides readers with a concise statement of the stakes of
Foucault's later thought."
--Amy Allen, author of The Politics of Our Selves "Choice"
"These lectures certainly indicate the continuities in Foucault's thought from the genealogical analyses of the 1970s, principally Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality, with his later studies associated with the care of the self. The publishers of this volume have provided a fluid and carefully annotated transcription of four texts that deepen our understanding of Foucault's idiosyncratic use of ancient ethics and what he thought we might learn from it."
--Amy Allen, author of The Politics of Our Selves "Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews"