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By Michel Foucault,Fabienne Brion,Bernard E. Harcourt,Stephen W. Sawyer

ISBN-10: 0226257703

ISBN-13: 9780226257709

Three years sooner than his loss of life, Michel Foucault added a chain of lectures on the Catholic college of Louvain that till lately remained virtually unknown. those lectures—which specialize in the position of avowal, or confession, within the choice of fact and justice—provide the lacking hyperlink among Foucault’s early paintings on insanity, delinquency, and sexuality and his later explorations of subjectivity in Greek and Roman antiquity.

Ranging generally from Homer to the 20 th century, Foucault strains the early use of truth-telling in historical Greece and follows it via to practices of self-examination in monastic occasions. through the 19th century, the avowal of wrongdoing used to be now not enough to fulfill the decision for justice; there remained the query of who the “criminal” used to be and what formative elements contributed to his wrong-doing. the decision for psychiatric services marked the beginning of the self-discipline of psychiatry within the 19th and 20th centuries in addition to its common popularity because the beginning of criminology and sleek legal justice.


Published right here for the 1st time, the 1981 lectures were fantastically translated by way of Stephen W. Sawyer and expertly edited and generally annotated by means of Fabienne Brion and Bernard E. Harcourt. they're followed via contemporaneous interviews with Foucault during which he elaborates on many of the key subject matters. an important better half to Discipline and Punish, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling will take its position as the most major works of Foucault to seem in a long time, and should be precious interpreting for all these drawn to his thought.

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