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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On this level , Foucault ' s work was , just as he said it was , an allegory about “
the soul , effect and instrument of political anatomy ; the soul , prison of the body .
" 9 On more than one occasion , Foucault in interviews and public debates ...
The “ fictive ” part of his book is , in effect , designed to evoke a kind of " limit -
experience ” in the reader , triggering a change in our selves , in our " souls , ”
and in our understanding of “ truth , ” all together . 13 But what might this change
Amyl , or “ poppers , ” took the edge off the pain ; LSD intensified the dissociative
effects of the psychological melodrama and the physiological suffering ; while
MDA , an amphetamine - related substance , had a more mellow psychedelic
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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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