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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Or, to pose the question more abstractly, in terms of the ethical issue raised as
well by Foucault's own political “limit-experiences” after May '68: what role ought
cruelty and violence to play in the organization of body, soul, and society?
“This secret self-ravishment, this artist's cruelty, this delight in imposing a form
upon oneself as a hard, recalcitrant, suffering material, and in burning a will, a
critique, a contradiction, a contempt, a No into it, this uncanny, dreadfully joyous
unrestrained sovereigns, and bloody movements of popular revolt. This is akin to
the cruelty embraced by Sade's heroes, Machiavelli's prince, and the French ultra
-left's would-be guerrilla warriors. It is a form of real cruelty explicitly entertained ...
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Revelatory, well-written account of the controversial life and writings of French historian and philosopher Foucault. Miller (``Democracy is in the Streets'', 1987, etc.) makes it clear from the start ... Read full review
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Foucault has been acclaimed as one of France's most influential and certainly controversial 20th-century philosophers. Miller has thoroughly researched and presented Foucault's intellectual journey ... Read full review
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
THE HEART LAID BARE
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