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Phil2090 Foucault — Reading

This general introduction to Foucault’s work may be of use:

O’Leary, T. “Foucault”, in A. Schrift (ed.), History of Continental Philosophy, volume 6. London: Acumen Books, 2010.

To prepare for the first lecture, please read “What is Enlightenment?” (1984), included in The Foucault reader, and also available HERE.

Required Text Book:

Paul Rabinow (ed), The Foucault Reader (any edition). Now available in HKU Bookstore.

Additional Required Readings:

“Two Lectures”

“The Subject and Power”

“Sexual Choice, Sexual Act”


“The Ethics of the Concern for the Self as a Practice of Freedom”

Supplementary Reading: HERE