Title page for ETD etd-020499-132958

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hunsinger, Jeremy W.
Author's Email Address jhuns@vt.edu
URN etd-020499-132958
Title Disciplinary Themes in Aristotle's Political and Ethical Writings
Degree Master of Arts
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Luke, Timothy W. Committee Chair
Barzilai, David Committee Member
Gifford, Mark Committee Member
  • Disciplinary Power
  • Aristotle
Date of Defense 1998-12-15
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This thesis is an exploratory study of the relationship between Foucault's conception of disciplinary power and the philosophical ideas of ancient Greece as exemplified by Aristotle. Foucault claims that disciplinary power arose only in the 17th and 18th centuries. This thesis demonstrates that there are similarities and parallels between certain facets of Aristotle's ethical and political theory and Foucault's idea of disciplinary power--parallels and similarities sufficiently strong to weaken, if not contradict, Foucault's description of the historical origin of disciplinary power.
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