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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2 His fame , as the obituaries recalled , began with the work that he produced in
the 1960s . In Madness and Civilization , published in 1961 , he argued that the
perception of insanity had changed dramatically after 1500 : in the Middle Ages ...
Lured by the promise of adventure , reinforcements began to pour into the Latin
Quarter . On the barricades , the transistor radios carried the news , and the
protesters took heart : they were making history ! Drunk on the idea , thousands ...
Foucault was secretive , so we can ' t know his feelings . But it is clear that it was
a time of crisis for him . When the series of lectures began , ” on January 11 ,
1978 , “ nobody could have foreseen that the subject would be absolutely
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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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