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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As he stressed in a later interview , " we should not forget that throughout the
period from 1945 to 1955 in France , the entire French university — the young
French university , as opposed to what had been the traditional university — was
The source of the trouble was the institution where Foucault was working : the
University of Tunis . In the twelve years since France had granted Tunisia
independence , the state ' s president and self - appointed moral censor , Habib ...
In public , Foucault staunchly defended his program , and also the continuing
rebellion in the universities . “ We have tried to ... of Le Nouvel Observateur . “ I
will not say total freedom , but as complete as possible in a university like that at ...
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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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