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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Picking up the guiding thread of his "great Nietzschean quest," he also devoted a
course at Vincennes to Nietzsche, subsequently composing his only major essay
on his favorite philosopher, "Nietzsche, Genealogy, History."58 "The body," he ...
instincts and drives turning into a teeming mass of "formless pseudo- pods" — as
if every zone of the body, like an amoeba through its pseu- dopodia, was now
able to change constantly its shape. "It is a matter of a multiplication and ...
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," fluid
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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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