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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47 Kant himself made a serious and sustained effort to illuminate this last
question . ... But with the conspicuous exception of Heidegger ( whose book on
Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics implicitly informs Foucault ' s argument ) ...
that Kant describes exhibit “ the ambiguity of Play ( game = plaything ) ” and “ the
uncertainty of Art ( skill = trick ) . ” 56 Call them “ play ” or call them a type of “
artifice , ” what attitude should we take toward these practices ? If transcendental
The topic of Foucault ' s thesis is a little offbeat : most students of Kant never look
at his anthropology . It is revealing that an English translation appeared only in
1978 . In his thesis , Foucault himself argues strenuously for the centrality of 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