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Foucault and the Politics of Self-Government

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posted on 18.05.2020 by Irene Dal Poz
This thesis examines Foucault’s politics of self-government. Through an analysis of Foucault’s work on power and ethics, it demonstrates the multifaceted political dimensions of the ethical practices of the care of the self. Particularly, it identifies two possible meanings of the politics of the care of the self: self-fashioning as a form of voluntary servitude, and self-fashioning as a form of voluntary inservitude or resistance.

History

Principal supervisor

Michael Vincent Ure

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Course

Doctor of Philosophy (Joint PhD with University of Warwick)

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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