Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 12, 2018

Ethics

Letian Gao
Pages 127-129

Concerning Yourself
Foucault’s Skill Ethics of Self

The concept of the self is at the core of Foucault’s ethics. The Self is a reflective concept. How are we to know ‘self’? The answer to this question has a long history in Western philosophical tradition, and Foucault’s ethics attempts to answer it. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the concept of the self through the history of Western Philosophy first, and examine Foucault’s ethics under this light.