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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Starting in December, he was able to pursue the historiographic aspects of his "
great Nietzschean quest" from a more elevated platform than Vincennes — as a
professor at the College de France. For years, Foucault had yearned for an ...
The description of Foucault at the College de France is gleaned from interviews
with a variety of people who heard him speak there, and also from published
accounts: see, e.g., Thomas Flynn, "Foucault as Parrhesiast: His Last Course at
In what follows, 1 will draw from Foucault's remarks about Cynicism to this
seminar, as well as from his last lectures in the College. 15. College de France
lecture, 15 February 1984 (1 wish to thank Michael Behrent for transcribing this
and the ...
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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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WAITING FOR GODOT
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