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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If nothing else, his lifework, I think, proves the wisdom of Nietzsche's adage that
the "love of truth is terrible and mighty. "6 It is in the spirit of this two-edged adage
that I have tried to tell Foucault s story. And if my book were to succeed only in ...
... The" ("La Volon^ de savoir'") (Foucault lecture), 214, 269 "Will to power,"
Nietzsche's concept of, 48,66, 116, 197,217,218, 283, 305, 348 Wilson, Andrew,
262, 263, 264 Wilson, Edmund, 82 Wittgenstein (modern philosopher), 131, 133,
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing
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