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Huijer, M.
A Critical Use of Foucault’s Art of Living
(2015) Foundations of Science, 5 p. Article in Press.

DOI: 10.1007/s10699-015-9441-z

Abstract
Foucault’s vocabulary of arts of existence might be helpful to problematize the entwinement of humans and technology and to search for new types of hybrid selves. However, to be a serious new ethical vocabulary for technology, this art of existence should be supplemented with an ongoing critical discourse of technologies, including a critical analysis of the subjectivities imposed by technologies, and should be supplemented with new medical and philosophical regimens for an appropriate use of technologies. © 2015 The Author(s)

Author Keywords
Care of the self; Ethical vocabulary; Foucault; Problematization; Technology

Index Keywords
Social sciences, Technology; Care of the self, Critical analysis, Critical discourse, Ethical vocabulary, Foucault, Problematization; Philosophical aspects

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