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The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3

The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3

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Written by Michel FoucaultAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michel Foucault

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: November 28, 1988
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-74155-0 (0-394-74155-2)
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Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure.  He explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the era, and uncovers an increasing mistrust of pleasure and growing anxiety over sexual activity and its consequences.  Translated by Robert Hurley.