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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Thus one of the tasks of psychoanalysis, in Binswanger's view, is to help the
dreamer wake up and start translating his or her fantasies into reality. In
Heideggerian terms, the dream itself is "inauthentic," almost by definition, for it is
the product, ...
95 The "ethical point of view" expressed in Madness and Civilization may now be
summarized briefly: — It is not immoral to be convulsed by singular fantasies and
wild impulses: such limit-experiences are to be valued as a way of winning ...
Celebrating the convergence of eros and thanatos in his endless fantasies of
unrestricted slaughter, he asserted the "unlimited right of an all-powerful
monstrosity."129 This fantasy, of "an all-powerful monstrosity," had once seemed
to Foucault ...
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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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