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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66 While charting the yawning emptiness of this historically delimited space of "
untamed exteriority," what could possibly snatch the mind away from the void,
pull it back from death?67 This is a question raised, of course, not only by
could be incorporated into the general question, What is Man?47 Kant himself
made a serious and sustained effort to illuminate this last question. Throughout
his teaching career, he regularly lectured on anthropology. But with the
"Only with the introduction of normative notions of some kind," wrote one such
critic, "could Foucault begin to answer this question. Only with the introduction of
normative notions could he begin to tell us what is wrong with the modern ...
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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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