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Foucault and the Politics of Self-Government

posted on 18.05.2020, 21:58 authored 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.


Principal supervisor

Michael Vincent Ure

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies


Doctor of Philosophy (Joint PhD with University of Warwick)

Degree Type