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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The idea for this initiative had been worked out by Foucault in conjunction with
Daniel Defert , who now emerged as his key political collaborator . 72 “ I had met
Michel in September 1960 , ” recalls Defert , who was then a philosophy student ...
Taking him under his wing , Foucault secured a post for Defert at
ClermontFerrand . When the younger man left for Tunisia in 1964 to fulfill his
volunteer service obligations , Foucault followed him , finding a job for himself at
the University of ...
Defert interview 25 March 1990 ( emphasis added ) . Defert volunteered this
comment in the course of responding to a question I had asked about what he
had meant when he had written , in his Libération article ( published in the issue
of 31 ...
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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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WAITING FOR GODOT
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