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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14 Third , the recourse to history “ turns the traditional values of intelligibility
inside out . ... 15 If nothing else , this analysis amounts to an astonishing feat of
intellectual ventriloquy : for at every turn , it is impossible not to hear , in Foucault '
Like Kant , Foucault regards free will as “ the ontological condition of ethics ” ;
ethics in turn he treats as “ the deliberate form assumed by freedom . ” By
importing these distinctly modern convictions into his subsequent accounts of
Plato and ...
In 1977 , after serving two years in prison for killing Overney , the Renault security
officer responsible , Jean - Antoine Tramoni , was gunned down in turn by Maoist
militants . See Fields , “ French Maoism , ” loc . cit . , p . 177n33 . 170 .
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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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