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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"13° Foucault still wishes to counter the sway of modern society over the body; he
is committed to the struggle "to rediscover what one is and all that one can be."
But he now suggests that the "rallying point" in this struggle can no longer be an ...
English theorists, the relevant conflict was between Saxon common law and the "
Norman yoke" imposed by William the Conqueror; while for Boulainvilliers a
century later, the crucial struggle was between an aristocracy claiming Germanic
And this entailed not only a kind of ongoing "critique," examining and evaluating
every facet of experience, but also an ongoing combat and struggle in which the
outcome was ambiguous, reversible, and always uncertain.23 This uncertainty ...
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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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