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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"They are not making the revolution," said the philosopher, "they are the
revolution."28 But what kind of revolution did these young men and women
embody? Foucault had reason to wonder: for the revolutionary idea of creating
an entirely ...
And "if one takes account of this internal division," he concluded, "it becomes
impossible to imagine a single, ultimate revolution, wherein good and bad face
each other in a decisive battle."35 For some veterans of May '68, these were ...
For my account of the Iranian revolution, I am indebted to Edward Mortimer, Faith
and Power: The Politics of Islam (New York, 1982), pp. 296-376; and, more
generally, Roy Mottahedeh, The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in
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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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