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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“Each time I have attempted to do theoretical work,” wrote Foucault, “it has been
on the basis of elements from my experience.” He said much the same thing in
the last interview he gave, on his deathbed in the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière.
Even when starting from some personally transformative “limit-experience,” “it is
necessary,” he admitted, “to open the way for a transformation, a metamorphosis,
that is not simply individual but has a character accessible to others.” For this ...
The first in a projected series of historical inquiries into “limit-experience,” to be
conducted “under the sun of the great Nietzschean quest,” the book, he
explained, in a passage of almost impenetrable abstraction, was an effort to
rescue from ...
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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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