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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58 " The body , ” he now asserted , “ is the locus of Herkunft , ” Nietzsche ' s term
for origins — the place where willing , and feeling , and thinking all take root . But
as Foucault described it , this place of origins was also a place of obscure ...
instincts and drives turning into a teeming mass of “ formless pseudopods ” — as
if every zone of the body , like an amoeba ... It is a matter of a multiplication and
burgeoning of bodies , ” producing “ an exaltation of a kind of autonomy of its ...
Like Foucault , Origen supposed that the body , under the impact of a certain kind
of “ limit - experience " — for the theologian , it was a yearning to receive God ' s
wisdom - could become less " thick , " less “ coagulated , ” less “ hardened ...
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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