Governamentalidade e pilotagem na antiga Grécia: uma análise foucaultiana

Keywords: Piloting. Governamentality. Michel Foucault.


Based on Foucault's thinking, this article intends to show intersecting points in Ancient Greece,  between piloting, connected to the navegation metaphor and the notion of governamentality. Going through one's own government, political government and medicine,  which to the French thinker, are the three activities that come closest to the art of driving a boat, we see how this took up significant space in Greek literature and social life, with well-defined ranges and functions. With intelligence, skill, and especially knowing how to recognize wind  direction, and orientation  from stars, the pilot is whoever has enough techne to lead the ship, which primarily is the subject itself and afterwards, it's the other , until an eventual safe haven.


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