He is the author of multiple works, including Lectures on the Will to Know, The Courage of Truth, The Birth of Biopolitics, and more. I think that a quote from this course is eloquent for the problematic question of power-knowledge: Translated by Graham Burchell. He further develops the concepts introduced in 'Abnormal' and 'Society Must Be Defended', and the final chapter (The Right to Death and the Power Over Life) is particularly mind-blowing. In these lectures the reader will find the deep unity of Foucault's project from Discipline and Punish (1975), dominated by the themes of power and the norm, to The Use of Pleasure and The Care of the Self (1984), devoted to the ethics of subjectivity. MICHEL FOUCAULT (1926-1984) acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and '80s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. Edited by Daniel Defert. Series: Michel Foucault: Lectures at the Collège de France. The power in Foucault’s philosophy. Edited by Daniel Defert. The Will to Know (1971) was conceived by Foucault as a prelude to his magisterial Discipline and Punish (1975), but also as a prolonging for the History of Sexuality, which is also a book about power-knowledge. Forthcoming 18 Jun 2013 Publisher's page Description This volume gives us the transcription of the first of Michel Foucault's annual courses at the Collège de France. For example, in several of his books, including Discipline and Punish, and The Will to know, his reading of the “power” propose an unusal interpretation.First, Foucault examines the power in terms of minor processes that identify and invest the body. Michel Foucault, Lectures on the Will to Know, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 294 p., Editeur scientifique, Arnold I. Davidson, ISBN : … Lectures on the Will to Know reminds us that Michel Foucault's work only ever had one object: truth. Foucault used this positionality, seemingly straightforward concept like “taking an oath”, The sixth lecture speciﬁcally feels like a work in pr, ress. In 'HoS Vol 1', Foucault further develops the concept of biopower, constituted by two poles - discipline, directed at the individual body, and biopolitics, directed at the population. Michel Foucault, Lectures on the Will to Know. Here, he builds on his earlier work, Discipline and Punish, to explore the relationship between tragedy, conflict, and truth-telling.He also explores the different forms … Palgrave Macmillan.