Foucault, Michel

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Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences and the prison system, as well as for his work on the history of human sexuality. His writings on power, knowledge, and discourse have been widely influential in academic circles.

Foucault — to know oneself

"One of the main moral obligations of any subject is to know oneself, to tell the truth about oneself, and to constitute oneself as an object of knowledge both both for other people and oneself."

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P. 177
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Foucault, Michel. The politics of truth. Los Angeles  CA: Semiotext(e), 2007.

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