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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Even at the end of the 1970s , once it had become fashionable in France to
dismiss both Althusser and Marxism out of hand , Foucault stood loyally by his
old mentor and privately rebuked those who criticized him . 65 But as events
Yet from the standpoint of the human sciences , as Gilles Deleuze once remarked
, The Order of Things is a “ malicious gift . ” For Foucault ' s approach once again
has the curious effect of causing the object under investigation to crumble ...
Ranging over topics “ from Spinoza to modern music , from Chinese metallurgy to
bird - song , from linguistics to gang warfare , ” he aimed , as he once told his
seminar , at “ the manufacture of materials to harness forces , to think the ...
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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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