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 may be that telling Foucault ' s story in this way betrays his deepest teachings ;
it may be , as the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre recently argued , that the
apparent need to approach even Foucault by ascribing to him a persistent and ...
In another admiring review , the young philosopher Michel Serres pointed out the
work ' s similarities with Nietzsche ' s Birth of Tragedy . And Roland Barthes ,
already an important critic , applauded Foucault ' s “ structural ” approach to
His approach changed . But he still didn ' t know where he was going . ” 47 In his
1978 lectures , Foucault turned abruptly to a new topic — what he came to call “
governmentality . ” The unwieldy neologism indicated his interest not only in the ...
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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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