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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Like his only other published work from this period, the book Mental Illness and
Personality, the essay concludes on an old-fashioned, quasi-Marxist note of
optimism about "objective history" and the "ethical task" of "real man."34 But
these first ...
It is therefore worth pondering the prose poem by Char that Foucault chose as
the epigraph for both his essay on Binswanger and for Madness and Civilization.
"When 1 reached manhood," Char writes, "I saw rising and growing upon the wall
His starting point was the same essay on enlightenment that had formed the
basis for his 1978 lecture, "What is Critique?" In effect, the first paragraph of
Kant's 1784 essay became a kind of Rorschach test. Every time Foucault
interpreted it ...
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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
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
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