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CONFESSIONS OF THE FLESH (The History of Sexuality 4)

Michel Foucault

Region : World | Language : English | Product Binding : Hardbound | Page No. : 411 | Year : 2021
ISBN : 9780241389584

INR : 1,099.00

Overview

Brought to light at last, this is the final major work by one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century.

Foucault's History of Sexuality changed the way we think about power, selfhood and sexuality forever. Arguing that sexuality is profoundly shaped by the power structures applied to it, the series is one of his most important and far-reaching works. In this fourth and final volume, Foucault turns his attention to early Christianity, exploring how ancient ideas of pleasure were modified into the Christian notion of the 'flesh' - a transformation that would define the Western experience of sexuality and subjectivity.
Completed at Foucault's death, the manuscript of this volume was locked away in a bank vault for three decades. Now for the first time, the work is available to English-language readers as the author originally conceived it.

MICHEL FOUCAULT, one of the leading philosophical thinkers of the 20th century, was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lectured in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Français in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophie at the Faculté des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. His influence on generations of thinkers in the areas of sociology, queer theory, cultural studies, and critical thinking are not to be underestimated. Among his many books were the Foucault Reader, Society Must Be Defended, and Great Ideas.

Praise

“A brilliant, challenging contribution to the history of ideas.”
Kirkus Reviews (*starred*) 

“Michel Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas.”
—The Boston Globe

“This is required reading for those who cling to stereotyped ideas about our difference from the Greeks in terms of pagan license versus Christian austerity, or their hedonism versus our anxiety.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Foucault remains a vital reference point, and his History of Sexuality remains required reading.”
—Los Angeles Review of Books Guardian

“The mos innovative and influential French thinker of the contemporary era."
—Guardian

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