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Edited by Paul Rainbow. Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world, someone whose work has affected the teaching of half a dozen disciplines ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. The Foucault Reader contains selections from each area of Foucault's work as well as a wealth of previously unpublished writings, including material written especially for this volume, and interviews with Foucault himself. This philosophy comprises an astonishing intellectual enterprise: a minute and ongoing investigation of the nature of power in society.
Part I: Truth and Method
What is Enlightenment?
Truth and Power
Nietezsche, Genealogy, History
What Is an Author?
Part II: Practices and Knowledge
"Madness and Civilization"
The Great Confinement
The Birth of Asylum
"Disciplines and Sciences of the Individual"
The Body of the Condemned
The Means of Correct Training
Complete Austere Institutions
Illegalities and Delinquency
Space, Knowledge, and Power
Right of Death and Power over Life
The Politics of Health in the Eighteenth Century
"Sex and Truth"
We "Other Victorians"
The Repressive Hypothesis
"Practices and Sciences of the Self"
Preface to History of Sexuality, Volume II
On the Genealogy of Ethics: An Overview of Work in Progress
Politics of Ethics: An Interview
Polemics, Politics, and Problemizations: An Interview with Michel Foucault