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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49 An ambiguous word , “ experience ” —but also crucial for understanding the “ enigmatic stitching ” that ties together Foucault's death , life , and work . Near the end of his life , he briefly defined " experience ” in this way : it ...
If it is necessary to pose the question of the understanding in its relation to domination ” —and by 1978 , he evidently thought that it was — then " it must above all be by starting from a certain decisive will not to be governed .
Jaspers who showed that understanding may be extended beyond the frontiers of the normal and that intersubjective understanding may reach the pathological world in its essence . " See MM , p . 55 ; MM * , et , p . 43.
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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