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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Of course, like any good normalien he had in fact read Nietzsche years before.
But that summer, familiar ideas suddenly looked and felt new, and reading
Nietzsche this time produced, Foucault recalled, a "philosophical shock." "
Nietzschean idea in Discipline and Punish, how "the man of modern humanism
was born" — and how the soul became a "prison" of the body.21 Nietzsche had
analyzed the character of this process in the famous second essay of the ...
Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane (New York, 1972), pp. 144- 45: "
cruelty is the movement of culture that is realized in bodies and inscribed on them
" — a point developed with reference to Nietzsche's Genealogy o/ Morals.
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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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