Parrhesia in the works of Michel Foucault

Keywords: parrhesia, truth, subject, power, Michel Foucault
Language: In Latvian

The article focuses on parrhesia in the works of Michel Foucault (1926–1984), pointing to aspects which indicate that parrhesia, a notion Foucault investigates in his later lectures at Collège de France and the University of California, Berkeley, is entwined in his previous works — Discipline and Punish (Surveiller et punir, 1975), The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2: The Use of Pleasure (Histoire de la sexualité II. L’usage des plaisirs, 1984) and The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3: The Care of the Self (Histoire de la sexualité III. Le souci de soi, 1984) — in which it does not appear as a concept. By examining Foucault’s analysis of parrhesia and viewing it from the perspective of the notions of truth, subject, power and their relationships, the author shows how it is possible to register the problematics of parrhesia as implicit in the mentioned works of Foucault.