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Michel Foucault: Lecture Recordings in English

Audio recordings available online at UbuWeb
Michel Foucault. Photo: Martine Frank, 1978
From UbuWeb:

Discourse and Truth - Parrhesia, 1983 (English)

October 24, 1983 Part 1
The meaning and evolution of the word Parrhesia (1:55:39)
October 24, 1983 Part 2
Parrhesia in the Tragedies of Euripides (54:06)
October 31, 1983
Parrhesia and the crisis of democratic institutions (1:01:22)
November 14, 1983 Part (1)
Practice of parrhesia (46:35)
November 14, 1983 Part 2
Techniques of the Parrhesiastic Games (1:03:51)
November 21, 1983
Conclusion (37:42)

These six lectures were delivered on the UC Berkeley Campus in October and November of 1983.

Truth & Subjectivity: Howison Lectures, UC Berkeley (1980, English)

Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4

On October 20 and 21, 1980, Michel Foucault presented the Howison Lectures in philosophy at UC Berkeley. The subject for his talks, nothing new for Foucault, was truth and subjectivity. The audio quality is a bit muffled--partiucarly during the question and answer portion; adjusting bass and treble will make listening more tolerable. Unlike the former lecture series on parrhesia, these lectures have not been transcribed or published to my knowledge. It is sort of amusing to listen to the questions from the perspective of social demographics. I went to school at Irvine, a much more politically conservative campus. The political attitudes reflected in the questions at this Berkeley seminar were quite rare on the UC Irvine campus...

The Culture Of The Self, Berkley Lectures (1983)

Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3

These lectures by Foucault held at U.C. Berkeley on April 12th & 19th, 1983 April, was one of his last major public appearances in the United States. The three tracks are 40-60 minutes long. [Visit UbuWeb for more]

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