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Lectures at the Collège de France

From 1971 until his death in 1984, Michel Foucault gave public lectures at the world-famous College de France. Attended by thousands, these were seminal events in the world of French letters. The College de France lectures add immeasurably to our appreciation of Foucault’s work and offer a unique window into his thinking.

  • Subjectivity and Truth
    • Subjectivity and Truth

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 12)
      Michel Foucault; Translated by Graham Burchell; Edited by Frédéric Gros; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson
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    • "Foucault must be reckoned with." —The New York Times Book Review

      Praise for Foucault’s Lectures at the Collège de France Series

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  • The Courage of Truth
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    • The Courage of Truth

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 11)
      Michel Foucault; Translated by Graham Burchell; Edited by Frédéric Gros; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson
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    • The Courage of the Truth is the last course that Michel Foucault delivered at the Collège de France. Here, he continues the theme of the previous year's lectures in exploring the notion...

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  • The Government of Self and Others
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    • The Government of Self and Others

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 10)
      Michel Foucault; Translated by Graham Burchell; Edited by Frédéric Gros; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson
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    • This lecture, given by Michel Foucault at the Collège de France, launches an inquiry into the notion of parresia and continues his rereading of ancient philosophy. Through the study of this notion...

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  • The Hermeneutics of the Subject
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    • The Hermeneutics of the Subject

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 9)
      Michel Foucault; Edited by Frédéric Gros; Translated by Graham Burchell; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson
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    • The Hermeneutics of the Subject is the third volume in the collection of Michel Foucault's lectures at the Collège de France, where faculty give public lectures on any topic of their choosing....

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  • On the Government of the Living
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    • On the Government of the Living

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 8)
      Michel Foucault; Edited by Michel Senellart; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson; Translated by Graham Burchell
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    • In these lectures delivered in 1980, Michel Foucault gives an important new inflection to his history of “regimes of truth.” Following on from the themes of knowledge-power and governmentality,...

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  • The Birth of Biopolitics
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    • The Birth of Biopolitics

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 7)
      Michel Foucault
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    • The sixth volume in Foucault's prestigious, groundbreaking series of lectures at the Collège de France from 1970 to 1984.

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  • Security, Territory, Population
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    • Security, Territory, Population

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 6)
      Michel Foucault; Edited by Michel Senellart; Translated by Graham Burchell; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson
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    • Marking a major development in Foucault's thinking, this book takes as its starting point the notion of "biopower," studying the foundations of this new technology of power over populations. Distinct...

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    • "Society Must Be Defended"

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 5)
      Michel Foucault; Translated by David Macey; Edited by Mauro Bertani and Alessandro Fontana; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson
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    • An examination of the relation between war and politics, by one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers

      From 1971 until 1984 at the Collège de France, Michel...

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  • Abnormal
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    • Abnormal

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 4)
      Michel Foucault; Translated by Graham Burchell
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    • From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault gave public lectures at the world-famous College de France. Attended by thousands, these were seminal events in the world of French letters. Picador is...

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  • Psychiatric Power
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    • Psychiatric Power

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 3)
      Michel Foucault; Edited by Jacques Lagrange; Translated by Graham Burchell; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson
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    • In Psychiatric Power, the fourth volume in the collection of his groundbreaking lectures at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault addresses and expands upon the ideas in his seminal Madness...

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  • The Punitive Society
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    • The Punitive Society

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 2)
      Michel Foucault; Edited by Bernard E. Harcourt; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson; Translated by Graham Burchell
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    • These thirteen lectures on the 'punitive society,' delivered at the Collège de France in the first three months of 1973, examine the way in which the relations between justice and truth that govern...

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  • Lectures on the Will to Know
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    • Lectures on the Will to Know

    • Lectures at the Collège de France (Volume 1)
      Michel Foucault; Edited by Daniel Defert; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson; Translated by Graham Burchell
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    • Lectures on the Will to Know reminds us that Michel Foucault's work only ever had one object: truth. Here, he builds on his earlier work, Discipline and Punish, to explore the relationship...

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  • Penal Theories and Institutions
    • Penal Theories and Institutions

    • Lectures at the Collège de France
      Michel Foucault; General Editors: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; English Series Editor: Arnold I. Davidson; Translated by Graham Burchell
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