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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You know , for him writing was that ! There ' s a beautiful passage ... It is true that
the first text one writes is neither written for others , nor for who one is . . . There is
an attempt at modifying one ' s way of being through the act of writing . It is this ...
63 In Foucault ' s last two books , he , too , was evidently writing in order " to
become someone other than who one is . ... He had written these books , he
explained , in an effort to “ get free of oneself , ” to let go of oneself , or , more
And according to Paul Veyne , “ During the last eight months of his life , writing
his two books played the same part for him that philosophical writing and
personal journals played in ancient philosophy — that of work performed by the
self on ...
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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