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BENENTE, Mauro. Critique, care of the self and entrepreneur of the self. Resistance and government in Michel Foucault. Co-herencia [online]. 2017, vol.14, n.26, pp.151-176. ISSN 1794-5887.

After studying the relations of power in modernity, Michel Foucault made a conceptualization of the critique, which he described as an attitude of insubordination that accuses power for its effects of truth and truth for its effects of power. Years later, he presented modernity as an attitude that seeks to find the limits that have shaped us as subjects to later cross them. Finally, he characterized the care of the self as an attitude, as a practice of freedom. In this paper, I trace the distance and proximity among the critical attitude, the modern one and the one that takes care of the self to contrast them with an attitude that can hardly be characterized as a practice of freedom: the entrepreneur of the self. This comparison allows us to question the potential of the critique, modernity and the care of the self as practices of resistance

or freedom.

Keywords : Critique; care of the self; resistance; freedom; entrepreneur of the self..

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