Foucault: Philosophy in an Hour
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Date: July 2013
Duration: 1 hours 34 minutes
Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Foucault in just one hour.
The French philosopher Michel Foucault set about his task rather like a historian. After painstaking research, he concluded that knowledge and power were intimately related throughout history. He illustrated this central idea of his philosophy through studies of madness, sexuality, and discipline and punishment, arguing that there is no such thing as absolute truth, only different truths about reality at particular moments - truths that fulfil the needs of power.
This audiobook is an expert account of Foucault's life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and is above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Foucault's work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Foucault in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.