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By Wolfgang Detel,David Wigg-Wolf

This 2005 publication is a severe exam of Michel Foucault's relation to historical Greek concept, particularly his well-known research of Greek background of sexuality. Wolfgang Detel bargains an knowing of Foucault's theories of energy and data in response to sleek analytical theories of technological know-how and ideas of strength. He bargains a posh analyzing of the texts which Foucault discusses, overlaying subject matters akin to Aristotle's ethics and conception of intercourse, Hippocratic dietetics, the earliest treatises on economics, and Plato's thought of affection. the result's a philosophically wealthy and probing critique of Foucault's later writings, and a persuasive account of the relation among ethics, energy and data in classical antiquity. His e-book could have a large attract readers attracted to Foucault and in Greek proposal and culture.

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