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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"It is not even possible to talk about truth, that's part of the anguish. Paradoxically,
through form, by giving form to what is formless, the artist can find a possible way
out."92 In the winter of 1953, Foucault had yet to invent his own "possible way ...
The task of philosophy in the wake of Kant is thus twofold: first, it must examine
the "historical a prioris" of possible experience through an empirical investigation
of their tangled and often buried de facto roots in customs, habits, social ...
I now had to wonder whether the rumor that had gotten me started was closer to
the truth than I had come to think possible. When I returned from Paris, I
immediately set to work writing. Unable to come to grips with Defert's sentence in
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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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