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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society ” often took “ the strong human being and made him sick . ” Feelings of
shame were unwarranted . Guilt was a figment of the Judeo - Christian tradition ,
a crippling fiction , buried deep in the body , coded in “ the imprinted script of
121 Thus one facet of the continuing and paradoxical allure of death in modern
society : “ the most secret aspect of existence , ” it was also the most indomitable .
When every other means of protest failed , suicide always remained : and “ this ...
The libertine ' s nostalgia for a " Society of blood , ” he warned , was “ in the last
analysis a ' retro - version . ” ” 130 Foucault still wishes to counter the sway of
modern society over the body ; he is committed to the struggle “ to rediscover
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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