News of a newly translated Foucault book over at – which, by the way, is a fantastic resource for Foucault geeks. This will be essential reading when it comes out in April. The one benefit of not reading French is that Foucault just keeps giving as his works are slowly translated into English!

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will-to-knowMichel Foucault, Lectures on the Will to Know. Edited by Daniel Defert. Translated by Graham Burchell. Series: Michel Foucault: Lectures at the Collège de France. Palgrave Macmillan.

Forthcoming 18 Jun 2013

Publisher’s page

This volume gives us the transcription of the first of Michel Foucault’s annual courses at the Collège de France. Its publication marks a milestone in Foucault’s reception and it will no longer be possible to read him in the same way as before.

In these lectures the reader will find the deep unity of Foucault’s project from Discipline and Punish (1975), dominated by the themes of power and the norm, to The Use of Pleasure and The Care of the Self (1984), devoted to the ethics of subjectivity.

Lectures on the Will to Know remind us that Michel Foucault’s work only ever had one object: truth. Discipline and Punish completed an investigation of the role…

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