The History of Sexuality. Volume 2, the Use of Pleasure (Penguin History) (v. 2)

The History of Sexuality. Volume 2, the Use of Pleasure (Penguin History) (v. 2)

Michel Foucault


This booklet bargains an account of the emergence of Christianity from the traditional global. the following Foucault describes the stranger byways of Greek drugs (with its suggestion at the healthiest season for intercourse in addition to on workout and diet), the approved methods of dating younger boys, and the economists' principles concerning the position of ladies. The publication abounds in insights into the variations - and the continuities - among the traditional, Christian and smooth worlds. yet Foucault does excess of purely recreate a vanished period whilst intercourse used to be now not a massive ethical factor (only Plato, like Saint Paul, observed puritanical restraint because the manner of wisdom), yet makes us reconsider all our personal assumptions approximately intercourse.

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