Jules Evans in Moscow has some observations about Foucault’s comments on philosophy as a way of life:
As we were discussing last time, there is a movement in philosophy at the moment to go beyond postmodernism’s emphasis on semiotics and ethical relativism, to return to an idea of philosophy as the practice of the ‘Good Life’. One can see this shift take place in the thought of Michel Foucault, who was both the leading postmodernist philosopher, and arguably the most famous intellectual, in the world.
The formatting there is a bit funny, but he goes on to discuss Hadot’s problems with Foucault’s claims about Greece.
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