Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, and continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. His books include The Government of Self and Others, The Courage of Truth, The Punitive Society, and Sujectivity and Truth. Translated by Graham Burchell.
"Foucault must be reckoned with by humanists, social scientists, and political activists." --The New York Times Book Review "Foucault has an alert and sensitive mind that can ignore the familiar surfaces of established intellectual codes and ask new questions. . . . He gives dramatic quality to the movement of culture." --The New York Review of Books "Foucault is quite central to our sense of where we are. . . . [His work carries] out, in the noblest way, the promiscuous aim of true culture." --The Nation