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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We have tried to produce the experience of freedom , ” he explained in the pages
of Le Nouvel Observateur . ... 52 “ It seems to me that what students are trying to
do , in what at first glance may appear merely folkloric , and what I myself am ...
... history , trying to understand its scars , trying to transform its configuration of
warring wants and weaknesses “ The essence of being radical , ” as he once put
it , “ is physical ; the essence of being radical is the radicalness of existence itself
Instead of trying to untangle the ways in which our modern sense of our selves
had come to be tied up with a putatively scientific interpretation of a more or less
fixed bundle of sexual drives and desires , Foucault leapt backward in time ...
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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
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
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