The Passion of Michel Foucault
Based on extensive new research and a bold interpretation of the man and his texts, The Passion of Michel Foucault is a startling look at one of this century's most influential philosophers. It chronicles every stage of Foucault's personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.
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As Leo Bersani would point out in an essay written after Foucault's death, the
rhetoric of the philosopher's public statements on gay issues was "challenging,
provoking, and yet, in spite of his radical intentions, somewhat appeasing," above
21 As Leo Bersani would lament shortly after Foucault's death, his old friend here
resurrects one of the most hackneyed images in Western thought, that of "the
philosopher as someone capable of thinking himself out of his own thought.
My favorite critic was perhaps Leo Bersani, who was simultaneously supportive
and — as always — mordantly skeptical. After reading the manuscript, Bersani
suggested in a letter to me that 1 was "too fixated, but from the outside, on the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - knownever - LibraryThing
Foucault would hate this book, but the freak-reader will appreciate that the guy was a total freak (in both the best and worst ways). He sounds utterly histrionic and unbearable (repeated youthful ... Read full review
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Being a neophyte Foucault researcher, a Professor at my university recommended this book as a good frame for viewing the rest of his work. Context is always valuable, but I am starting to feel that ... Read full review
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