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 "I'
enquete" the other emphasizing a group of esoteric rituals that he defined by their
Why reveal the truth about formative experiences he had a spent a lifetime
concealing? As it happens, Foucault himself, in the last lectures he had delivered
at the College de France a few months before, had in effect addressed this very ...
Putting truth to the test, he mocked, shocked, and provoked — just like Foucault.
Above all, by living a life of bodily freedom, he issued a radical challenge to the
society he criticized and rejected. In Foucault's words: "The bios philosophicos is
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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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