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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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CARDOSO JR., Hélio Rebello. What a subjectivity is useful for? Foucault, time and body. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.3, pp. 343-349. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722005000300008.

The present article main proposition focuses on the turn made by Foucault when he takes into a new account the theme of the subjectivity, above all in the last two volumes of History of the Sexuality. Henceforth, our attention retraces the two characters of the subjectivity definition as a process or practice, it means, our relationship with the time and the creative or transformative dimension of the body. We argue, then, against the assertion that Foucault's last issue would imply the return of the subject or of the man that he had previously denied, that the last Foucault is consistent with the style that he had been building throughout his past books.

Keywords : Foucault; subjectivity; subjectivation; life.

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