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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This punishing standard of "authenticity" Foucault vehemendy rejected: "1 think
that from the theoretical point of view," he remarked in an interview in 1983, "
Sartre avoids the idea of the self as something which is given to us, but through
more than just an idle fantasy. Bentham's "simple idea in Architecture" offered, he
wrote, "the diagram of a mechanism of power reduced to its ideal form"; it
mapped out the specific anatomy of modern power that Foucault called "
88 The idea of a "truth" that could be approached through an inquiry was,
according to Foucault, distinctly modern, and one of the methodological
foundations of contemporary science. In an inquiry, one gathered evidence on
the assumption ...
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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
WAITING FOR GODOT
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