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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Above all, perhaps, he was drawn to those truly "dangerous individuals," whose
motives were unfathomable and whose deeds seemed unforgivable — men like
Pierre Riviere, whose life he exhumed and analyzed with loving care, with the ...
Pierre was a paragon of primitive sadism. According to the documents
meticulously collated by Foucault and his team of researchers, the young boy
from the small village of la Faucterie had taken delight in torturing small animals:
Unlike Damiens a century before, Pierre Riviere would not be allowed the "
momentary saturnalia" of death-by-torture. 71 Instead, he became a "case" to be
analyzed, classified, and confined. News of his butchery aroused the interest of ...
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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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