The aim of this chapter is to highlight how the relationship between the subject and time both represents the basis of the practice of the self and constitutes the foundation of another substantive relationship between the subject and truth: one which intersects the relationship between time and truth. It is through the subject’s representing time in a certain way, a way which is produced through certain practices of the self, that it is possible to become aware of the value and meaning of one’s own existence. This chapter also sets out to emphasize how time and exercises related to the perception of time actually lie at the very core of Foucault’s reflection on what he calls “the technologies of the self ” in the ancient world, even though—as I will try to show— he does not overtly stress or make explicit their crucial importance to his discourse.

Foucault's Ultimate Technology

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2020

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The aim of this chapter is to highlight how the relationship between the subject and time both represents the basis of the practice of the self and constitutes the foundation of another substantive relationship between the subject and truth: one which intersects the relationship between time and truth. It is through the subject’s representing time in a certain way, a way which is produced through certain practices of the self, that it is possible to become aware of the value and meaning of one’s own existence. This chapter also sets out to emphasize how time and exercises related to the perception of time actually lie at the very core of Foucault’s reflection on what he calls “the technologies of the self ” in the ancient world, even though—as I will try to show— he does not overtly stress or make explicit their crucial importance to his discourse.
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Foucault, Ethics, Time, Technology of the self, Technology of time, Ancient Ethics
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