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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Yet from the standpoint of the human sciences, as Gilles Deleuze once remarked,
The Order of Things is a "malicious gift." For Foucault's approach once again has
the curious effect of causing the object under investigation to crumble before ...
As Foucault remarked in a 1978 interview, his days in the Communist Party and
his subsequent travels in Soviet Eastern Europe had produced "a certain
bitterness, a certain very contemplative skepticism, 1 do not hide it." After his
return to ...
Just what this "something" was, however, Foucault had trouble specifying: one is
reminded of Kant, who once remarked that "the inscrutability of the idea of
freedom precludes all positive presentation." Still, he agrees with his interlocutor
that it ...
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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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WAITING FOR GODOT
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