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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"Perhaps one day," Foucault speculated in an essay written shortly after Bataille's
death in 1962, the idea of transgression "will seem as decisive for our culture, as
much a part of its soil, as the experience of contradiction was at an earlier time ...
89 The theoretical assumptions behind this account, which yokes together
morality and cruel impulses, guilt and a murderous kind of transgression,
Foucault most clearly elaborated in an essay published in 1962. "In every culture
there exists ...
On the level of transcendental inquiry, on the other hand, Foucault remained
fascinated by "an interrogation of the limit and of transgression," directed toward "
the return of the self"— the Dionysian project of Nietzsche, and also of Roussel, ...
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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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