Oksala, Johanna. Foucault on Freedom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Freedom and the subject were guiding themes for Michel Foucault throughout his philosophical career. Johanna Oksala identifies the different interpretations of freedom in his philosophy and examines three major divisions of it: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical. She demonstrates that in order to fully appreciate Foucault’s “project,” we must understand his complex relationship to phenomenology, and discusses Foucault’s treatment of the body in relation to recent feminist work on this topic.