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Foundations of Science

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 323–327 | Cite as

A Critical Use of Foucault’s Art of Living

  • Marli HuijerEmail author
Commentary

Abstract

Foucault’s vocabulary of arts of existence might be helpful to problematize the entwinement of humans and technology and to search for new types of hybrid selves. However, to be a serious new ethical vocabulary for technology, this art of existence should be supplemented with an ongoing critical discourse of technologies, including a critical analysis of the subjectivities imposed by technologies, and should be supplemented with new medical and philosophical regimens for an appropriate use of technologies.

Keywords

Foucault Ethical vocabulary Problematization Technology Care of the self 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhilosophyErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands

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