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The Courage of Truth: Foucault and the Cynics

(Original title: Odvaha k pravde: Foucault a kynici)
Filozofia, 2017, vol. 72, No 6, pp. 429-439.
Language: Slovak
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The article goes back to Foucault’s last course at the Collège de France (Le courage de la verité). Two issues are its focus: (1) Socratic conception of philosophy as a way of life; (2) Cynic conception of the true life. Foucault used Cynics’ thought as an example of an alternative approach to the history of subjectivity, which in turn could help us in our searching for modern ways of constituting the ethical subject.


Ancient Cynicism, Ethics of the care of the self, Michel Foucault, Truth

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