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The Resource Foucault on the politics of parrhesia, Torben Bech Dyrberg, (electronic book)

Foucault on the politics of parrhesia, Torben Bech Dyrberg, (electronic book)

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Foucault on the politics of parrhesia
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Foucault on the politics of parrhesia
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Torben Bech Dyrberg
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Language
eng
Summary
Foucault saw the notion of parrhesia (truth-telling) as the most important factor for how governments could and should communicate with their people and vice versa. This important collection compiles and analyses Foucault's views on parrhesia to shed new light on his ideas on the importance of truth-telling in democracies.
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UK-WkNB
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Dyrberg, Torben Bech
Dewey number
194
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Foucault, Michel
  • Political science
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Parrhaesia (The Greek word)
  • Communication in politics
  • Freedom of speech
Summary expansion
The late Foucault's discussions of truth-telling (parrhesia) revolve around freedom of speech and the quality of democracy: citizens' courage to speak truth to power as well as political authorities' courage to speak truthfully as to what must be done. The notion of parrhesia held particular interest for Foucault as a result of its focus on the ground for exercising political authority. It connotes truthful and trustworthy speech, which goes hand in hand with the accountability and capability of democratic government. With parrhesia we get a political take on truth, for which personal integrity, frankness, timing, courage and resolve are defining features. Foucault's discussions of parrhesia are vital for getting at his political triangulation of power, knowledge and ethics, alias techniques of governmentality, truth-telling and the shaping of the relationship to self. These ideas provide the basis for approaching his discussions on the autonomy of politics and democratic political authority
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Foucault on the politics of parrhesia, Torben Bech Dyrberg, (electronic book)
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Contents
1. Speaking Truth to Power and Power Speaking Truthfully 2. Power: From Productive Submission and Domination to Transformative Capacity 3. The Nature of Critique: Political not Epistemological 4. The Politics of Critique: Political Engagement and Government 5. The Nature of Parrhesia: Political Truth-Telling in Relation to Power/Knowledge/Ethics 6. The Politics of pParrhesia: The Autonomy of Democratic Politics and the Parrhesiastic Pact 7. Leadership and Community: Critique of Obedience and Democratic Paradoxes 8. Political Perspectives: Authority and the Duality of Power, Politics and Politicization
Control code
9781137368355
Extent
148 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137368355
Other physical details
4 figures, 3.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Foucault on the politics of parrhesia, Torben Bech Dyrberg, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
1. Speaking Truth to Power and Power Speaking Truthfully 2. Power: From Productive Submission and Domination to Transformative Capacity 3. The Nature of Critique: Political not Epistemological 4. The Politics of Critique: Political Engagement and Government 5. The Nature of Parrhesia: Political Truth-Telling in Relation to Power/Knowledge/Ethics 6. The Politics of pParrhesia: The Autonomy of Democratic Politics and the Parrhesiastic Pact 7. Leadership and Community: Critique of Obedience and Democratic Paradoxes 8. Political Perspectives: Authority and the Duality of Power, Politics and Politicization
Control code
9781137368355
Extent
148 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137368355
Other physical details
4 figures, 3.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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