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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20 Already, a reader feels surprise: for what is ostensibly a history of madness in
the Age of Reason starts by talking about something else entirely. In what follows,
Foucault will treat the "cursed cities" built to house the lepers of the Middle ...
But at the limit of madness — astride the line separating reason from unreason,
balanced between the Dionysian and Apollonian — the "rudimentary" experience
of madness is not entirely inaccessible. By paying heed to "a very original and ...
In trying to establish the limits of trustworthy knowledge, he felt compelled to draw
a sharp line between the empirical knowledge that arose in the course of
experience, and transcendental ideas, formed by speculative reason alone, of
what lay ...
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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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