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Confessions of the Flesh

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Confessions of the Flesh by Michel Foucault
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Feb 16, 2021 | ISBN 9781524748036

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Praise

“A brilliant, challenging contribution to the history of ideas.”
Kirkus Reviews (*starred*) 

“Michel Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas.”
—The Boston Globe

“This is required reading for those who cling to stereotyped ideas about our difference from the Greeks in terms of pagan license versus Christian austerity, or their hedonism versus our anxiety.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Foucault remains a vital reference point, and his History of Sexuality remains required reading.”
—Los Angeles Review of Books

Table Of Contents

Foreword vii
 
Part I. The Formation of a New Experience 1
1. Creation, Procreation 3
2. The Laborious Baptism 37
3. The Second Penance 58
4. The Art of Arts 79
 
Part II. Being Virgin 111
1. Virginity and Continence 117
2. On the Arts of Virginity 135
3. Virginity and Self-Knowledge 158
 
Part III. Being Married 191
1. The Duty of Spouses 193
2. The Good and the Goods of Marriage 221
3. The Libidinization of Sex 256
 
Appendices 287
Notes 325
Bibliography 385
Translator’s Note 379

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