Foucault, genealogy, ethics

Charles E. Scott

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Abstract

By establishing the sciences of life while, at the same time, forming a certain self-knowledge, the human being altered itself as a living being by taking on the character of a rational subject acquiring the power to act on itself, changing its living conditions and its own life .... [There is a] kinship between the discourse on limit-experience, when it was a matter of the subject transforming itself, and the discourse on the transformation of the subject itself through the construction of a knowledge. (Foucault, 2000, 296)1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-367
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Medicine and Philosophy
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy

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