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Foucault - The Key Ideas

Foucault on philosophy, power, and the sociology of knowledge: a concise introduction

By Paul Oliver

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Foucault - The Key Ideas is a concise introduction to the ideas of arguably the most practically relevant philosopher today.

Foucault - The Key Ideas is a concise introduction to the life, works and ideas of this ground-breaking modern philosopher. This book will not only guide you through the events of Foucault's life and help you to understand his most complex ideas with ease; it will also demonstrate the practical impact of those ideas on life today. Covering everything from Foucault's views on the philosophy and sociology of knowledge to his analysis of power and institutions in society, this book offers a fascinating insight into the legacy of this revolutionary thinker.

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Biographical Notes

Paul Oliver is a Principal Lecturer at The University of Huddersfield. He is Course Tutor for the MA Religion and Education in Contemporary Society, with research interests in philosophy and education. He is an experienced and reliable author.

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  • ISBN: 9781444102239
  • Publication date: 25 Jun 2010
  • Page count: 192
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
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