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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As a "formal exercise," The Order of Things was an effort not only to hollow out "
the whole mass of discourse that has accumulated under our feet," but also "to
conquer the anonymous, to justify for ourselves the enormous presumption of
67 As he explained to his audience, various protocols governing discourse might
neutralize such "powers and dangers" in a variety of ways: by imposing rules of
logic and grammar; by censoring certain words and topics; by stipulating the ...
See "Discourse and Truth," p. 114. 16. College de France lecture, 15 February
1984. 17. Plato, Phaedo, 67a. For the complicated and profoundly ambivalent
relationship between Nietzsche and Socrates, see Alexander Nehamas,
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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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