Foucault, Michel. Lectures on the Will to Know: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1970–1971, and Oedipal Knowledge. Translated by Graham Burchell, edited by Daniel Defert. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Lectures on the Will to Know reminds us that Michel Foucault’s work only ever had one object: truth. Here, he builds on his earlier work, Discipline and Punish, to explore the relationship between tragedy, conflict, and truth-telling. He also explores the different forms of truth-telling, and their relation to power and the law. The publication of Lectures on the Will to Know marks a milestone in Foucault’s reception, and it will no longer be possible to read him in the same way as before.