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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"Our body is but a social structure," as Nietzsche once put it — and our self is but
the contingent and changing product of a shifting deployment of cultural and
corporeal forces.9 If the self, like truth, is, at least in part, constructed rather than ...
Having inculcated patterns of behavior, a culture has roots sunk in the past, and "
the will," as Nietzsche put it, "cannot will backwards." Born and raised in a
tradition, a human being at first may experience its cultural inheritance as a cozy
Chicago, gay neighborhoods of, 259 China, Cultural Revolution in, 177 See also
Communist China Chomsky, Noam, 201-3 Christ, 16 Passion of, 342 Christian
Institutes (Calvin), 97 Christianity, 69, 154, 309, 322, 358, 360 asceticism of, 217,
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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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