By H. L. Mencken
This very early (1907) try and introduce Nietzsche to the US is kind of improper, yet considering the fact that Mencken used to be a 27 12 months outdated Journalist with little formal schooling while he wrote this publication, it's difficult to not be a minimum of somewhat inspired.
But possibly this ebook is a greater software for studying what make americans tick a hundred years in the past than for studying approximately Nietzsche
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2 Subjectivation as Problem and Project: Is there an Existentialist Motif in Foucault? Claudius Messner Introduction ‘Our modern mode of being subjects’ (Foucault 2003, p. 9) in the world has always been a central topic in Foucault’s thinking, from the first studies on Unreason – the History of Madness – to the last ones centred on the ‘concern for the self’. ‘Government’ in the sense of the reflexive conduct (conduite) of oneself and of others by the self seems to constitute the very key to the writings and practices of Foucault.
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