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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Canguilhem , for one , had urged Foucault to tone down his rhetoric and to drop
certain passages that seemed to him too sweeping and peremptory , but the
younger man had refused . Foucault was wed to the form of his work and would
Asserting the rights of the individual against the power of government now
seemed to him a useful and worthy enterprise . 106 Still , Foucault did not —
indeed could not - commit himself wholeheartedly to any conventional
understanding of ...
The interviews , essays , and books , like the anecdotes I already knew , all
seemed to be pieces in a larger puzzle . And this puzzle , I had become
convinced , would be impossible to resolve by focusing exclusively either on the
texts , or on ...
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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