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The Hermeneutics of the Subject: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1981-82 (Cours au Collège de France/Lectures at the Collège de France #10)

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The Hermeneutics of the Subject is the third volume in the collection of Michel Foucault's lectures at the Collège de France, where faculty give public lectures on any topic of their choosing. Attended by thousands, Foucault's lectures were seminal events in the world of French letters, and his ideas expressed there remain benchmarks of contemporary critical inquiry.

Paperback, 608 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Picador (first published 1982)
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Juan Bosco
Mi lectura de este libro fue un viaje largo y cautivador. Interrumpí muchas veces la lectura de La hermenéutica del sujeto no porque perdiera el interés, pues fue un texto que me disfruté de principio a fin, sino por la estructura que tiene. Originalmente, el contenido de este libro fue un curso dictado por Foucault en el College de France, en el que las sesiones consistían en una clase dividida en dos parte de una hora cada una, de manera que constantemente pensaba "he teminado una clase, puedo ...more
Facundo Marín Gallastegui (Raskolnikov)
Acabo de terminar este librito (es un "librito" por ser simplemente los resúmenes de las clases del curso "Hermeneutica del Sujeto" que dictó en el College de France en 1982 (por cierto, fue editado hace no tanto tiempo, cosa que no supe hasta hace poco tiempo). En realidad, es la segunda vez que lo leo (esta vez prestando verdadera atención al leer, y no solo un poco) y obviamente me dejó con ganas de leer el curso completo. Tiene adjunta una entrevista que esclarece los motivos del tan mentado ...more
Conor Heaney
Jul 02, 2014 Conor Heaney rated it it was amazing
Having read and heard much about Foucault's so-called 'return to the subject' or 'ethical turn' (or, for some, even a neoliberal, narcissistic turn) in the 1980s, I had mixed expectations approaching this lecture course. Thankfully, none of those criticisms held weight. Instead of a 'turn' of any sort, this lecture course represents a crystallisation and intensification of the Foucault of the 1970s - the genealogical Foucault - and the Foucault (whom I know less) of the 1960s - the archaeologica ...more
Ralowe Ampu
Apr 18, 2013 Ralowe Ampu rated it it was amazing
a satisfying exposition rendering legible what is meant in the west by this term for a sentient autonomous entity endowed with agency. towards the second half of the transcription foucault focuses on a varied array of practices from the first two centuries in rome and greece that work to make the subject coherent vis-a-vis the external world. i came away with the understanding that the apparent coherence of the subject is nothing more than a continually negotiated contingency. it'll be interesti ...more
Sam Grace
Dec 13, 2010 Sam Grace marked it as to-read
Recommended to Sam by: Pete
Thusfar I have only read "13 January 1982: First hour" on the topic of technologies of the self, but it was pretty rad.
Ana Prada
Feb 07, 2017 Ana Prada rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amo a este hombre.
Jul 06, 2015 Ξιτσυκα rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy
As a foreigner/illiterate who never received systematic trainings in western philosophy, I found it hard to understand the intrinsic idea of some of the topics or paragraphs. To me, philosophy is always related to practice -- and it is in fact an indicator of the genuineness of a philosopher, whether he can live out his philosophy or not -- and many of the paragraphs Foucault made use of, are seemingly written for a practical concern instead of a theoretical one (for example, the ones on silence ...more
Ellioth Mess
Feb 20, 2014 Ellioth Mess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tuve que familiarizarme con otros conceptos antes de entrarle a este libro como se debe. La primera vez que traté de leerlo claramente no estaba listo. Tuvieron que pasar unos tres años y mucha agua conceptual, literaria y vivencial bajo el puente para disfrutarlo como se debe.

Un análisis impecable de la evolución de la "verdad", el autoconocimiento, la ética y su concepción en las sociedades grecorromanas y cristianas. La entrevista del final no debe, por ningún motivo, ser pesada por alto.
Eme Muskan Ruggeri
Seguimos con Foucault? recien llegado de Arg. sobre la mesa de trabajo, tengo ademas "La Hermenutica del sujeto"...aqui, el frances al comparar el modo de subjetivacion antigua, marcar la precariedad del modo de subjetivacion moderna... Y si las luchas del Hoy ya no fueran tan solo luchas contra las dominaciones politicas, ya no tan solo luchas contra la explotacion economica, sino luchas contra la sujeccion identitaria?
Nov 02, 2011 Claire rated it it was ok
Shelves: theory
I found this book exceptionally inaccessible as someone who's unfamiliar with Foucault's thought and writing. If you're already acquainted with Foucault, this book may be more accessible and comprehensible than for me.
m. soria
Aug 06, 2008 m. soria rated it it was amazing
i was never a huge fan of foucault's thinking, but this collection of lectures proves the man was a genius so far as i'm concerned. will require some background reading for those not already familiar with his trajectory, but thoroughly worth the homework.
Daniel Cardoso
Jan 17, 2010 Daniel Cardoso rated it really liked it
Shelves: academia
Didn't actually finished it from cover to cover, but it's a basis for my Masters' thesis, so... it's excellent!
Xiuh Montes león
Aug 18, 2015 Xiuh Montes león rated it really liked it
I would have been great to have taken any of his classes. Reading the transcription is not the same but his ideologies are deep and worth to be reflected on.
Jul 11, 2007 mahatma rated it really liked it
belum semuanya kebaca, tapi kumpulan essay [sebenernya kumpulan bahan kuliah sih..] ini menolong banget untuk memahami buku-buku dia, khususnya archaeology of knowledge, discipline and punish.
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Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas. He held a chair at the Collège de France with the title "History of Systems of Thought," and lectured at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Cours au Collège de France/Lectures at the Collège de France (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Lectures on the Will to Know: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1970-1971, & Oedipal Knowledge
  • The Punitive Society: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1972-1973
  • Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-1974
  • Abnormal: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975
  • Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976
  • Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-1978
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