Discourse and Truth and Parresia

Discourse and Truth and Parresia

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226509631

Category: Philosophy

Page: 301

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This volume collects a series of lectures given by the renowned French thinker Michel Foucault late in his career. The book is composed of two parts: a talk, Parresia, delivered at the University of Grenoble in 1982, and a series of lectures entitled “Discourse and Truth,” given at the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, which appears here for the first time in its full and correct form. Together, they provide an unprecedented account of Foucault’s reading of the Greek concept of parresia, often translated as “truth-telling” or “frank speech.” The lectures trace the transformation of this concept across Greek, Roman, and early Christian thought, from its origins in pre-Socratic Greece to its role as a central element of the relationship between teacher and student. In mapping the concept’s history, Foucault’s concern is not to advocate for free speech; rather, his aim is to explore the moral and political position one must occupy in order to take the risk to speak truthfully. These lectures—carefully edited and including notes and introductory material to fully illuminate Foucault’s insights—are a major addition to Foucault’s English language corpus.

Speaking the Truth about Oneself

Speaking the Truth about Oneself

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226616865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 301

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"Speaking the Truth about Oneself is composed of lectures that acclaimed French philosopher Michel Foucault delivered in 1982 at the University of Toronto. As is characteristic of his later work, he is concerned here with the care and cultivation of the self, which becomes the central theme of the second and third volumes of his famous History of Sexuality, published in French in 1984, the month of his death, and which are explored here in a striking and typically illuminating fashion. Throughout his career, Foucault had always been interested in the question of how constellations of knowledge and power produce and constitute subjects. But in the last phase of his life, he became especially interested not only in how subjects are constituted by outside forces but in how they constitute themselves. In this lecture series and accompanying seminar, we find Foucault focused on antiquity, starting with classical Greece, the early Roman dynasties, and concluding with fourth- and fifth-century Christian monasticism. Foucault's claim is that, in these periods, we see the development of a new kind of act-"speaking the truth" (about oneself)-as the locus of a new form of subjectivity, which he deemed important not just for historical reasons but also as something modernity could harness anew or adapt to its own purposes"--

Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling

Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher:

ISBN: 022670890X

Category:

Page: 360

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Three years before his death, Michel Foucault delivered a series of lectures at the Catholic University of Louvain that until recently remained almost unknown. These lectures--which focus on the role of avowal, or confession, in the determination of truth and justice--provide the missing link between Foucault's early work on madness, delinquency, and sexuality and his later explorations of subjectivity in Greek and Roman antiquity. Ranging broadly from Homer to the twentieth century, Foucault traces the early use of truth-telling in ancient Greece and follows it through to practices of self-examination in monastic times. By the nineteenth century, the avowal of wrongdoing was no longer sufficient to satisfy the call for justice; there remained the question of who the "criminal" was and what formative factors contributed to his wrong-doing. The call for psychiatric expertise marked the birth of the discipline of psychiatry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as its widespread recognition as the foundation of criminology and modern criminal justice. Published here for the first time, the 1981 lectures have been superbly translated by Stephen W. Sawyer and expertly edited and extensively annotated by Fabienne Brion and Bernard E. Harcourt. They are accompanied by two contemporaneous interviews with Foucault in which he elaborates on a number of the key themes. An essential companion to Discipline and Punish, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling will take its place as one of the most significant works of Foucault to appear in decades, and will be necessary reading for all those interested in his thought.

Good work

Good work

Author: Harry Kunneman

Publisher: Uitgeverij SWP

ISBN: 9789088504181

Category: Education

Page: 187

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Building on Richard Sennetts recent work this books tries to clarify the ethical significance of craftsmanship. According to Sennett, `learning to work well is a deep source of personal meaning and of fruitful cooperation. Moreover provides the foundation of citizenship. Learning to master a craft is learning to be curious and patient, to focus on relationships and learn the skills of anticipation and revision, in a continual dialogue with material that resists `quick fixes and turns the craftsman `outward. In the contemporary search for practically relevant perspectives that point beyond the moral poverty of a market driven society, `the ethics of craftsmanship thus offers an intriguing and fruitful perspective, worth of in depth exploration. This book contains the following chapters: Introduction: Craftsmanship and Normative Professionalization, Harry Kunneman (ed.) PART I: CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL QUESTIONS 1. The Corrosion of Character and Society. Sennett's Quest for morality, Joseph Dohmen 2. Parenthood and professional Work with Parents in Neoliberal Times: The Need for a subjunctive and Dialogical Approach, Katie-Lee Weille 3. Parenting as Craftsmanship. Moving between an Awareness of Being Responsible and `Good Parent-Experiences, Margreth Hoek 4. The Challenge of Organizing Social Work in the Episode of the Civil Society, Gerdien Blom 5. Local Welfare and the Rise of the Crafting Community, Willem Trommel 6. The `Workshop of social Work: Towards an Ethnography of Social Professionalism, Martijn van Lanen 7. The Art of E-care: Virtuous Care Work, Skills ad Information Technology, Mark Coeckelbergh 8. Good Work in a University Hospital. Professional Responsibility Revisited, Yolande Witman 9. Cynical Free Speech and Righteous Change, Rob Hundman PART II METHODOLOGICAL QUESTIONS 10. Handling Domestic Violence. The Power and Fragility of Tacit Knowing, Sietske Dijkstra 11. Between an `Undoable Science and a `New Kind of Research:Life Course Methods to Study Turnings Points and Landmarks, Magda Nico & Wander van der Vaart 12. Do Proxies Know as Much as their Partners? Similarities and Differences of personal Event Ratings, Ales Neusar & Wander van der Vaart 13. Application of Mixed Methods and Third party Help in a Hard-to-Reach Population, Melissa Quetulio-Navarra, Wander van der Vaart & Anke Niehof

Civil Society, Education and Human Formation

Civil Society, Education and Human Formation

Author: Janis T. Ozolins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351775908

Category: Education

Page: 241

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Education has been widely criticised as being too narrowly focused on skills, capacities and the transference of knowledge that can be used in the workplace. As a result of the dominance of economic rationalism and neo-liberalism, it has become commodified and marketed to potential customers. As a consequence, students have become consumers of an educational product and education has become an industry. This volume draws together a number of different perspectives on what is meant by 'human formation', argues that for a much richer conception of education, and addresses the lack of attention to human fulfilment.

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics

Author: Peter Eckersall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351399111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

View: 143

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics is a volume of critical essays, provocations, and interventions on the most important questions faced by today’s writers, critics, audiences, and theatre and performance makers. Featuring texts written by scholars and artists who are diversely situated (geographically, culturally, politically, and institutionally), its multiple perspectives broadly address the question "How can we be political now?" To respond to this question, Peter Eckersall and Helena Grehan have created eight galvanising themes as frameworks or rubrics to rethink the critical, creative, and activist perspectives on questions of politics and theatre. Each theme is linked to a set of guiding keywords: Post (post consensus, post-Brexit, post-Fukushima, post-neoliberalism, post-humanism, post-global financial crisis, post-acting, the real) Assembly (assemblage, disappearance, permission, community, citizen, protest, refugee) Gap (who is in and out, what can be seen/heard/funded/allowed) Institution (visibility/darkness, inclusion, rules) Machine (biodata, surveillance economy, mediatisation) Message (performance and conviction, didacticism, propaganda) End (suffering, stasis, collapse, entropy) Re. (reset, rescale, reanimate, reimagine, replay: how to bring complexity back into the public arena, how art can help to do this). These themes were developed in conversation with key thinkers and artists in the field, and the resulting texts engage with artistic works across a range of modes including traditional theatre, contemporary performance, public protest events, activism, and community and participatory theatre. Suitable for academics, performance makers, and students, The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics explores questions of how to be political in the early 21st century, by exploring how theatre and performance might provoke, unsettle, reinforce, or productively destabilise the status quo.

Representing Childhood and Atrocity

Representing Childhood and Atrocity

Author: Victoria Nesfield

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438490762

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Atrocity presents a problem to the writer of children's literature. To represent events of such terrible magnitude and impersonal will as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, or the Rwandan genocide such that they fit into a three-act structure with a comprehensible moral and a happy ending is to do a disservice to the victims. Yet to confront children with the fact of widescale violence without resolution is to confront them with realities that may be emotionally disturbing and even damaging. Despite these challenges, however, there exists a considerable body of work for and about children that addresses atrocity. To examine the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children's experience of atrocity, this collection brings together original essays by an international group of scholars working in the fields of child studies, children's literature, comics studies, education, English literature, and Holocaust, genocide, and memory studies. It covers a broad geographical range and includes works by established authors and emerging voices.

Parrhesia

Parrhesia

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004376090

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 245

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in many societies, yet also highly contested. It can only be appreciated if its historical development is considered. Parrhesia offers case studies in freedom of speech, its understanding and exercise throughout history.

Literature and Politics in the Later Foucault

Literature and Politics in the Later Foucault

Author: Azucena G. Blanco

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110668902

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 153

View: 152

This study proposes a revised interpretation of Foucault’s views on literature. It has been argued that the philosopher’s interest in literature was limited to the 1960s and of a mostly depoliticized nature. However, Foucault’s previously unpublished later works suggest a different reality, showing a sustained interest in literature and its politics. In the light of this new material, the book repositions Foucault's ideas within recent debates on the politics of literature.

Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook

Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook

Author: J. Paul Sampley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567656742

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 955

This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.

Infocracy

Infocracy

Author: Byung-Chul Han

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509552993

Category: Philosophy

Page: 55

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The tsunami of information unleashed by digitization is threatening to overwhelm us, drowning us in a sea of frenzied communication and disrupting many spheres of social life, including politics. Election campaigns are now being waged as information wars with bots and troll armies, and democracy is degenerating into infocracy. In this new book, Byung-Chul Han argues that infocracy is the new form of rule characteristic of contemporary information capitalism. Whereas the disciplinary regime of industrial capitalism worked with compulsion and repression, this new information regime exploits freedom instead of repressing it. Surveillance and punishment give way to motivation and optimization: we imagine that we are free, but in reality our entire lives are recorded so that our behaviour might be psychopolitically controlled. Under the neoliberal information regime, mechanisms of power function not because people are aware of the fact of constant surveillance but because they perceive themselves to be free. This trenchant critique of politics in the information age will be of great interest to students and scholars in the humanities and social sciences and to anyone concerned about the fate of politics in our time.

The Passion Translation New Testament Masterpiece Edition (2020 edition)

The Passion Translation New Testament Masterpiece Edition (2020 edition)

Author: Brian Simmons

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 9781424561995

Category: Bibles

Page: 1381

View: 300

Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a modern, easy-to-read Bible translation that unlocks the passion of God’s heart and expresses his fiery love—merging emotion and life-changing truth. The Masterpiece Edition of this translation includes 60 inspiring devotions penned by author Cheryl Ricker and 60 breathtaking illustrations from the hand of artist Ron DiCianni. This Bible will evoke an overwhelming response in every reader, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures. If you are hungry for God, The Passion Translation will help you encounter his heart and know him more intimately. Fall in love with God all over again. NEW FEATURES · Over 1000 new and revised in-depth footnotes with insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, and alternate translations · Updated text · 16 pages of full-color maps locating and identifying: o Jesus’ birth, early years, ministry, and last days o major New Testament stories and their political backgrounds o epic journeys and missions of the apostles Paul, Philip, and Peter o the early church and seven churches of Revelation o the territory of the Roman Empire o the Holy Land today and in the time of Jesus