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Title: Foucauldian ethics in contemporary social and political thought : struggles against subjection and the submission of ethical subjectivity
Author: Clarke, Marion Sarah
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 4431
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2007
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Firstly, this thesis provides an exposition of Foucault's Critical History of Modern Western Subjectivization and Ethical Subjectivity, which works towards the elaboration of a New Philosophical Ethos, and which highlights the contemporary significance of The Politics of Ourselves. We will seek to use this work to bring out one of the issues that Foucault identified as posing important questions for politics today, centring on the prominent theme of individual choice and responsibility without universal guidance, and the lack of analytic consideration given to associated ethical implications. It is these ethical implications that this thesis seeks to analyse further. Rather than simply contribute to the industry of commentary that has thrived upon Foucault's work, this project aims to make relations appear both within his body of work, and also with other critics and theorists influenced by Foucault and engaged with the ethical and political problems he has helped to open up to us in the present.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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