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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question , by distinguishing between two divergent approaches to “ truth , ” one
emphasizing a family of practices that Foucault defined by their common use of “ l
' enquête , ” the other emphasizing a group of esoteric rituals that he defined by ...
crude and irrational way to detect the truth and to know ' what had really
happened in the affair under dispute ; it was rather a way of deciding on which
side God at that moment had weighed the scales of chance or force that led to the
At the same time, he offered his life as a model, not of truth, but of what the search
for truth must involve. His own will to know was unflinching and unrelenting.
Pushing his mind and body repeatedly to the breaking point, he set a standard for
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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