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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many ways everything Heidegger was not : classically French , stubbornly '
Cartesian , a rationalist at heart , an old - fashioned moralist , too . And odder still
, Sartre , at the moment he was reading Heidegger , and noting in his diary entry
as " authenticity . ” This meant “ having a true and lucid consciousness of [ a ]
situation . . . [ and ] assuming the responsibilities and risks that it involves . ” That
these criteria will not be met by most people , most of the time , Sartre makes
On the " syncretic humanism ” of Sartre ' s generation , see Jacques Derrida , “
The Ends of Man , " in Margins of Philosophy , trans . Alan Bass ( Chicago , 1982
) , pp . 114 - 17 . On the impact of Hegel , see Vincent Descombes , Modern ...
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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