Michel Foucault Quote

There has been an inversion in the hierarchy of the two principles of antiquity, Take care of yourself and Know yourself. In Greco-Roman culture, knowledge of oneself appeared as the consequence of the care of the self. In the modern world, knowledge of oneself constitutes the fundamental principle.


Technologies of the Self, Ethics, Subjectivity and Truth (1994), p. 228

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There has been an inversion in the hierarchy of the two principles of antiquity, Take care of yourself and Know yourself. In Greco-Roman culture,...

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There has been an inversion in the hierarchy of the two principles of antiquity, Take care of yourself and Know yourself. In Greco-Roman culture,...

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There has been an inversion in the hierarchy of the two principles of antiquity, Take care of yourself and Know yourself. In Greco-Roman culture,...

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There has been an inversion in the hierarchy of the two principles of antiquity, Take care of yourself and Know yourself. In Greco-Roman culture,...