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Later Focault

Mary Ward Centre
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149 GBP excl. VAT
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Later Focault

Towards the end of his life and career, Foucault wrote: 'Three domains of genealogy are possible. First, a historical ontology of ourselves in relation to truth through which we constitute ourselves as subjects of knowledge; second, a historical ontology of ourselves in relation to a field of power through which we constitute ourselves as subjects acting on others; third, a historical ontology in relation to ethics through which we constitute ourselves as moral agents.' He continued to be preoccupied with these three problems throughout his later career and sought to trace these out at the level of both the individual and the collective.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is at Advanced level and so would not be suitable for people who are new to studying philosophy. It would be an ideal continuation course for students who have previously studied on our Intermediate level courses and who now want a course that will look at the work of a particular philosopher in some depth. It may also be suitable for people who have had some previous grounding in Philosophy and who now want to study in more depth.

Training Course Content

Over the duration of the course, we will look at the last two volumes of the History of Sexuality: The Uses of Pleasure and the Care of the Self. We will supplement our reading of these texts with extracts from the 1982-83 Lectures on 'The Government of Self and Others'.

Continuing Studies

Other Advanced level Philosophy courses at the Mary Ward Centre or other similar establishments. Other courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences with a strong emphasis on theory and the study of the mind and human behaviour(e.g., Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, History).

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Mary Ward Centre

The first thing you will notice about the Mary Ward Centre is the stunning Georgian building, in the peaceful surroundings of Queen Square. An adult education centre with a difference, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here. From...


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Mary Ward Centre

42 Queens Square
WC1N 3AQ London

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