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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67 This is a question raised , of course , not only by Foucault ' s own erotic
experience . It is a question raised more generally , as he well knew , by our own
century of death camps and total war . It is the question that led Foucault in his
... to find Foucault looking wan and tired , surrounded by eager students
peppering him with knowing questions , most in ... ( and unwittingly revealing his
limited command of the master ' s jargon ) , Horvitz popped his question : “ Does
the artist ...
Given his earlier views , his ultimate answer to this question has a poignant ring :
“ I think that we are touching on a question which is very fundamental and which
is , I would say , the question of the Western world . What caused all Western ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing
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