The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3: The Care of the Self

The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3: The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault 0394741552 9780394741550
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The Care of the Self is the third and possibly final volume of Michel Foucaults widely acclaimed examination of the experience of sexuality in Western society. Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure. He skillfully explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the era, and uncovers an increasing mistrust of pleasure and growing anxiety over sexual activity and its consequences.

Author: Michel Foucault

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1988-11-28


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