Subjectivity and Truth

The definitive edition of articles, interviews, and seminars by the renowned philosopher and historian

“The first substantial anthology of Foucault’s ethics. . . that convincingly links it to his critical analyses of knowledge and power.” —The Nation

Few philosophers have had as strong an influence on the way we think about power and knowledge as Michel Foucault (1926–1984). His work has influenced the teaching of any number of disciplines and remains critically important. This lucid and accessible volume is drawn from the complete collection of all of Foucault’s courses, articles, and interviews, and brings his most important work to a new generation of readers.

Ethics (edited by Paul Rabinow) contains the summaries of Foucault’s renowned courses at the Collège de France, paired with key writings and interviews on friendship, sexuality, and the care of the self and others.


“Foucault’s work . . . leaves no reader untouched or unchanged.”
—Edward Said
“What shines through in these pieces . . . is [Foucault’s] remarkable liveliness of response, the extravagance of his curiosity, the originality and assurance of his formulations. . . To read this book is to remember—as with the Kennedy assassination or the Challenger explosion—where you were when you heard it for the first time.”
Boston Book Review

Books by these authors

The Essential Foucault
Selections from Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984

Michel Foucault, Paul Rabinow, Nikolas Rose

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