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Title: A funny thing happened on the way to the journal: A commentary on Foucault's ethics and Stuart Murray's "Care of the self"
Authors: Murtagh, M. J.
First Published: 14-Jan-2008
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Philosophy, Ethics, And Humanities In Medicine, 2008, 3 (1)
Abstract: Stuart Murray's 'Care and the self: biotechnology, reproduction, and the good life' utilizes Foucault's "care of the self" to examine health domains in its title. The present author discusses three important articulations of concern with the Foucauldian concepts of care of the self that are absent in the work of Murray and others: first, the voluntarism and individualism inherent in ideas about care of the self; second, the absence of the interactional and relational; and, third, the perpetuation of the interpretation of Foucault's concept of governmentality, 'the conduct of conduct', as primarily coercive.
DOI Link: 10.1186/1747-5341-3-2
eISSN: 1747-5341
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © Murtagh; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008. This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​2.​0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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