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CIRINO, Oscar. Multiple bodies in Michel Foucault. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.1, pp. 302-317. ISSN 1677-1168.

The article intends to demonstrate how the body theme is present in a great part of Foucault's works and it gathers emphasis and different developments according to the methodological perspective and the focus of his researches, in the fields of knowledge, power and ethics. In the field of medical knowledge, is the perspective of a "pathological anatomy", whereas, in the realm power relations, there is a "political anatomy". Furthermore, in the last volumes of the The history of sexuality, Foucault's interest shifts from "disciplinary techniques" towards "techniques or practices of the self" developed during Greek and Greco-Roman Ancient Times. The perspectives of the "Aesthetics of existence" and "The care of the self" bestow an important rank to the theme of the relations with the body in the ethical constitution of the subject. This course in Foucault's works attests his fidelity to what he considers to be, par excellence, the philosophical activity, and currently (a critical work of thinking about thinking itself ).

Keywords : Foucault; Body; Disciplinary techniques; Self-practices.

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