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Critics of Modernity

The seminar will discuss Michel Foucault’s late political theory, given in the lectures at the Collège de France published as Security, Territory, Population (1977-78), On the Government of the Living (1979-80), and The Government of Self and Others (1982-83), in which Foucault considers the relation of modern forms of governmentality to understandings of pastoral power in antiquity and develops his earlier theory of pouvoir-savoir with an account of subjectivity that examines the different modalities of truth-telling and techniques of care of the self of the ancient Greeks and early Christians.

RELIGST 773 / POL SCI 754

Critics of Modernity

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

The seminar will discuss Michel Foucault’s late political theory, given in the lectures at the Collège de France published as Security, Territory, Population (1977-78), On the Government of the Living (1979-80), and The Government of Self and Others (1982-83), in which Foucault considers the relation of modern forms of governmentality to understandings of pastoral power in antiquity and develops his earlier theory of pouvoir-savoir with an account of subjectivity that examines the different modalities of truth-telling and techniques of care of the self of the ancient Greeks and early Christians.


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