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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In public, Foucault staunchly defended his program, and also the continuing
rebellion in the universities. “We have tried to produce the experience of freedom,
” he explained in the pages of Le Nouvel Observateur. “I will not say total freedom
He hated his mother, he explained; she had tormented his father, driving him
from home; he wished to rid the family of this terrible shrew and also “make some
noise in the world"; for as the self-taught young philosopher explained, it “has ...
“He explained how important it was to break off from the phenomenological
tradition, I remember his phrase, he emancipated himself from the grips of the
transcendental subject,' that meant Husserl, Sartre, and so on, via structuralism
on the ...
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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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