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About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self
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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.

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"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."

--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"Provides readers with a concise statement of the stakes of Foucault's later thought."
--Choice
What happened in the years between the publication in 1976 of La Volont de savoir (The Will to Know) and Michel Foucault's death in 1984? ...There exists a confusing mass of interviews, lectures, introductions, short essays, round table forums, and journalistic forays. A new edition by Henri-Paul Fruchard and Daniele Lorenzini, About the Beginning
of the Hermeneutics of the Self
, sheds further light on this period with two previously unpublished pieces from 1980... The difficulty of interpreting Foucault and asserting his rightful place in the philosophical canon endures. Pinning down loose butterflies in the manner of Fruchard and Lorenzini certainly changes the look of the whole collection. Getting the corpus out of the museum and into live forums of historical-philosophical inquiry is a pressing task.
--Critical inquiry

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