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 sciences of man are not sciences at all; in the pages of his book, nineteenth-
century linguistics, economics, and zoology are systematically treated as a type
of fiction, parochial, transient, confining. Even Marxism, which Sartre just six ...
Coming on the heels of the sectarian ultra-Marxism that had engulfed a great
many of these movements around the world, Foucault's approach seemed
strikingly fresh and original. It also seemed to fit well with one of the central
ambitions of ...
Protestantism, 305 Sec also Ultra-Marxism Marxist Freudians, 292, 293 Marxists,
52, 76, 92 formulas of, 63 and GP, 176 and Hegelians, 246 and human essence,
336 jargon of, 186 and science of "man," 93 view of history, 41 Masochism, 272 ...
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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
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
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