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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"It is no accident," writes Foucault, "that sadism, as an individual phenomenon
bearing the name of a man, was born of confinement and, within confinement,
that Sade's entire work is dominated by the images of the Fortress, the Cell, the
In our own age, a kind of mystical thinking again haunts the frontiers of
philosophy, resurrected, "paradoxically," in "the long-drawn monologue of the
Marquis de Sade," who "in the age of Kant and Hegel" gives voice "to the
nakedness of ...
"We talked a lot about Sade," Bob Gallagher recalls of the month he spent with
Foucault in the summer of 1982, exploring Toronto's S/M subculture. "Many of our
discussions were around S/M. And actually around sexual practices, which to ...
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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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