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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Schooled in the political haiku of Chairman Mao, the group took to heart his
famous maxim that "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"; they also
took at face value the anti-hierarchical and anti-bureaucratic slogans of the
The Revolution, as Foucault put it, embodied "a new form of political illegality, of
political struggle against the existing system." Benefitting from the new forms of "
political struggle," the bourgeoisie at first permitted, and even encouraged the ...
90 Michel Foucault, too, had been flirting since May '68 with the most savage
kinds of political violence. But as the larger Maoist movement disintegrated in
1972 and 1973, he, like Glucksmann, pulled back, and quietly began to rethink
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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
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