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Author: Timothy O'Leary
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Title: Foucault and the Art of Ethics
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Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group (March 1, 2003)
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Foucault and the Art of Ethics by Timothy O'Leary

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The work of Michel Foucault has been extremely influential in fields as varied as philosophy, history, cultural studies, sociology and sexuality studies. Be the first to ask a question about Foucault and the Art of Ethics. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Timothy O'Leary's Foucault and the Art of Ethics is an excellent, critical exploration of the contribution which Foucault's philosophy makes to the contemporary discussion of morality. O'Leary shows that Foucault is a significant thinker because, unlike so many other contemporary philosophers, he asked the most important of questions: How are we to live?"-James Bernauer, Boston College. Timothy O'Leary is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. He has spent several years working in the Foucault Archives and has published on Foucault, aesthetics and literature. He is the author of Foucault and the Art of Ethics (Continuum 2006).

Working back through history, through the Christian interrogation of desire to the origins of the self in the texts of classical Greece, Foucault attempted to conceive of ethics as an art of the self, as an aesthetics of existence and as a practice of liberty. Foucault and the Art of Ethics argues that Foucault's exploration of the history of sexuality and his reinterpretation of the critical philosophical tradition combine to frame a new approach both to the way we understand the tasks of philosophy and to the way we live our lives

McGill University Canada. Alain Beaulieu completed a P. in Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is now SSHRC Post-doctoral fellow and teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University, Canada. He organized the international conference "Michel Foucault et le contrôle social" (U. of Montreal, May 2004). The proceedings of this conference were published in two volumes (French/English) in 2005.

The experience book, in the words of O’Leary, tears us away from ourselves and leaves us no longer the same as before. 2) O’Leary questions how literature encourages readers to modify experience, in the sense that would no longer experience the world in the same way as before. 147) In short, he explores how fiction extols us to think otherwise

For Foucault, an ‘experience book' is a book which transforms our experience by acting on us in a direct and unsettling way. Timothy O'Leary develops and applies this concept to literary texts. Offering extended analyses of Irish writers such as Swift, Joyce, Beckett, Friel and Heaney, O'Leary draws on Foucault's concept of experience as well as the work of Dewey, Gadamer, and Deleuze and Guattari.

Timothy O'Leary is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. Foucault and the Art of Ethics Continuum Collection Continuum Studies in Ethics.

Timothy O’Leary is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. He has published widely on Foucault, ethics, and the philosophy of literature. He has written Foucault and the Art of Ethics (2002 and 2006), and Foucault and Fiction: The Experience Book (2009). Jana Sawicki is the Carl Vogt ’58 Professor of Philosophy at Williams College.