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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A number of Greek philosophers supposed that the daimonic aspects of one's
existence might be divined by a human being. The Pythagoreans, for example,
speculated that daimons were intermediate beings, superhuman guardians ...
In this case, one of the main problems would be, in the strictest sense of the word,
politics — the politics of our selves."19 Near the end of his life, in 1984, Foucault
tried to explain briefly the peculiarly personal resonance of his scholarly work in ...
99 Under most circumstances in life, the most useful way "out," for a
philosophically inclined spirit, be it Seneca or Foucault, lay in the disciplined
examination of one's existence: in this way, a thoughtful soul might escape from
its self-imposed ...
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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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