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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In the end , when the work is finished , it becomes evident how the constraint of a
single taste governed and formed ... To become master of what one was , “ to
compel one ' s chaos to become form ” — that , as Nietzsche put it , “ is the grand
150 “ He will return , ” promises Nietzsche , “ that is certain : do not ask him what
he is looking for down there , he will tell you himself of his own accord , this
seeming Trophonius and subterranean , as soon as he has become a man .
In the eyes of many , he had become the cynosure of a new style of intellectual
life — militant , subversive , elusive . Ironically , the more attention was focused
on him , the stronger became Foucault ' s old urge to vanish from view .
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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