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Fontana, Alessandro

Overview
Works: 114 works in 376 publications in 12 languages and 4,937 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference proceedings  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Author, Other, Printer, Author of introduction, Translator, Director, Contributor, Singer
Classifications: B2430.F723, 194
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Most widely held works by Alessandro Fontana
Security, territory, population : lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-78 by Michel Foucault( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marking a major development in Foucault's thinking, this book derives from the lecture course which he gave at the College de France between January and April, 1978. Taking as his starting point the notion of "bio-power," introduced both in his 1976 course Society Must be Defended and in the first volume of his History of Sexuality, Foucault sets out to study the emergence of this new technology of power over population."--BOOK JACKET
The hermeneutics of the subject : lectures at the Collège de France, 1981-1982 by Michel Foucault( Book )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Hermeneutics of the Subject is the third volume in the collection of Michel Foucault's lectures at the College de France, one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Faculty at the College give public lectures, in which they present works-in-progress on any subject of their choosing. Foucault's wide-ranging lectures influenced his groundbreaking works like The History of Sexuality and Discipline and Punish. In the lectures comprising this volume, Foucault focuses on how the "self" and the "care of the self" were conceived during the period of antiquity, beginning with Socrates. The problems of the ethical formation of the self, Foucault argues, form the background for our own questions about subjectivity and remain at the center of contemporary moral thought. This series of lectures throws new light on Foucault's final works and shows the full depth of his engagement with ancient thought. Lucid and provocative, The Hermeneutics of the Subject reveals Foucault at the height of his powers."--BOOK JACKET
Society must be defended : lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76 by Michel Foucault( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault taught at the College de France, one of the most unique and renowned institutions of higher learning in the world. The College enrolls no students and confers no degrees. Professors are required to deliver lectures to the general public on topics from their ongoing original research. During his tenure at the College, Foucault's teaching, which reached audiences that frequently numbered in the thousands, profoundly influenced a generation of scholars." "These lectures, reconstructed from tape recordings and Foucault's own notes, are now being made available in English for the first time. Under the guidance of series editor Arnold I. Davidson, Picador will publish all thirteen volumes of the lectures in North America." "In "Society Must Be Defended," the inaugural volume in the series, translated by David Macey, Foucault traces the genealogy of the problem of war in society from the seventeenth century to the present. Inverting Clausewitz's famous formulation - "War is politics by other means," Foucault explores the notion that "politics is war by other means" in its relation to race, class struggle, and, of course, power. Providing us with a new model of political rationality, he overturns many of our long-held ideas of sovereignty, the law, and even truth itself. The full significance of the dictum "Society must be defended" becomes clear when Foucault's examination culminates in an extraordinary discussion of modern forms of racism."--BOOK JACKET
Les anormaux : cours au Collège de France : (1974-1975) by Michel Foucault( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wijsgerig-antropologische voordrachten van de Franse filosoof (1926-1984) over het psychopathologisch gebruik van het begrip 'abnormaal'
The government of self and others by Michel Foucault( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Transcription des cours que M. Foucault donna au Collège de France en 1983. Chaque leçon est précédée d'un bref sommaire qui en indique les principales articulations. Dans ce cours consacré à la notion de parrêsia (franc-parler, courage de la vérité), M. Foucault réinterroge la citoyenneté grecque."--[Electre]
Naissance de la biopolitique : cours au Collège de France (1978-1979) by Michel Foucault( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colleges door de Franse filosoof (1926-1984) over de verhouding tussen de macht van de staat en de vrijheid van het individu
Psychiatric power : lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-74 by Michel Foucault( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this new addition to the Collège de France lecture series, Michel Foucault's historical enquiry into the uses and techniques of power and knowledge finds itself directed towards a study of the birth of psychiatry. Psychiatric Power shows not only how Western society's division of the "mad" from the "sane" began, but also how society, medicine, and law and their treatment of the "mad" developed into what we now recognize as modern psychiatry, and how modern social and political attitudes towards madness developed. A seminal work by this leading thinker of the modern age, Psychiatric Power builds on Foucault's published writings while opening new vistas within historical and philosophical study"--Provided by publisher
Venise et la révolution française : les 470 dépêches des ambassadeurs de Venise au doge (1786-1795) ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le gouvernement de soi et des autres by Michel Foucault( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Le cours intitulé "Le courage de la vérité" est le dernier que Michel Foucault aura prononcé au Collège de France, de février à mars 1984. Il meurt quelques mois plus tard, le 25 juin. Ce contexte invite à entendre dans ces leçons un testament philosophique, d'autant plus que le thème de la mort est très présent, notamment à travers une relecture des dernières paroles de Socrate ("Criton, nous devons un coq à Esculape!"), que Foucault, avec G. Dumézil, comprend comme l'expression d'une profonde gratitude envers la philosophie, qui guérit de la seule maladie grave : celle des opinions fausses et des préjugés. Ce cours poursuit et radicalise des analyses menées l'année précédente. Il s'agissait alors d'interroger la fonction du "dire-vrai" en politique, afin d'établir, pour la démocratie, un certain nombre de conditions éthiques irréductibles aux règles formelles du consensus : courage et conviction. Avec les cyniques, cette manifestation du vrai ne s'inscrit plus simplement à travers une prise de parole risquée, mais dans l'épaisseur même de l'existence. Foucault propose en effet une étude décapante du cynisme ancien comme philosophie pratique, athlétisme de la vérité, provocation publique, souveraineté ascétique. Le scandale de la vraie vie est alors construit comme s'opposant au platonisme et à son monde transcendant de Formes intelligibles. "Il n'y a pas d'instauration de la vérité sans une position essentielle de l'altérité. La vérité, ce n'est jamais le même. Il ne peut y avoir de vérité que dans la forme de l'autre monde et de la vie autre." "--Page 4 of cover
Leçons sur la volonté de savoir cours au Collège de France (1970-1971) ; [suivi de] Le savoir d'Œdipe by Michel Foucault( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Circulation des hommes et des œuvres entre la France et l'Italie à l'époque de la Renaissance : actes du colloque International, 22-23-24 novembre 1990, Université de la Sorbonne, Institut culturel italien de Paris by Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la Renaissance italienne (France)( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Du gouvernement des vivants : cours au Collège de France, 1979-1980 by Michel Foucault( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Vorlesungen, die Michel Foucault in den Jahren 1979 und 1980 am Collège de France gehalten hat, haben in seinem Werk eine Scharnierfunktion. Nach der Untersuchung der politischen Wahrheitsregime, die im Zentrum der großen Vorlesungen zur Gouvernementalität standen, treten hier nun die ethischen Wahrheitsregime, die Selbsttechnologien, ganz in den Fokus von Foucaults Forschungen. Ein Thema, das ihn bis zu seinem Tod beschäftigt hat. Wie kommt es, so Foucaults zentrale Frage, dass in der christlich-abendländischen Kultur von den Menschen nicht mehr nur Akte des Gehorsams und der Unterwerfung, sondern auch >>Akte der Wahrheit<<, des Wahrsprechens über sich selbst, über ihre Fehler, Wünsche und den Zustand ihrer Seele, verlangt werden? Zur Beantwortung dieser Frage unterzieht Foucault zunächst Sophokles' König Ödipus einer neuen Lektüre, wendet sich aber dann dem Urchristentum und dessen Praktiken der Taufe, Gewissensprüfung und Buße zu. In diesen Ritualen wird eine pastorale Ökonomie sichtbar, die um das öffentliche Geständnis kreist. Im Gegensatz zu dieser Ethik der Reinigung war die antike, heidnische Moral noch durch eine >>Kunst der Existenz<< bestimmt, wie sich in einem abschließenden Vergleich zeigt. Mit Die Regierung der Lebenden liegen nun Foucaults erste Untersuchungen zu diesen Fragen der Ethik und Ästhetik der Existenz vor, die den fulminanten Auftakt zu seinem Spätwerk bilden
La société punitive cours au Collège de France (1972-1973) by Michel Foucault( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in French and Italian and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venise 1297-1797 la république des castors ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the government of the living : lectures at the Collège de France, 1979-1980 by Michel Foucault( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these lectures delivered in 1980, Michel Foucault gives an important new inflection to his history of 'regimes of truth.' Following on from the themes of knowledge-power and governmentality, he turns his attention here to the ethical domain of practices of techniques of the self. Why and how, he asks, does the exercise of power as government demand not only acts of obedience and submission, but 'truth acts' in which individuals subject to relations of power are also required to be subjects in procedures of truth-telling? How and why are subjects required not just to tell the truth, but to tell the truth about themselves? These questions lead to a re-reading of Sophocles' Oedipus the King and, through an examination of the texts of Tertullian, Cassian and others, to an analysis of the 'truth acts' in early Christian practices of baptism, penance, and spiritual direction in which believers are called upon to manifest the truth of themselves as subjects always danger of falling into sin. In the public expression of the subject's condition as a sinner, in the rituals of repentance and penance, and in the detailed verbalization of thoughts in the examination of conscience, we see the organization of a pastoral system focused upon confession
Langues et écritures de la République et de la guerre : études sur Machiavel ( )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Subjectivité et vérité cours au Collège de France, 1980-1981 by Michel Foucault( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire de la République de Venise by Pierre-Antoine-Noël-Bruno Daru( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diapositive der Macht : Michel Foucault über Sexualität, Wissen und Wahrheit by Michel Foucault( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discours sur la première décade de Tite-Live by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Fontana , Alexandre
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French (119)
English (35)
Italian (26)
Spanish (20)
German (4)
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