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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But both Nietzsche and Foucault at the same time depict the human being as
formed by a host of historically contingent rules, statutes, and norms, defined by
the customs, practices, and institutions every human being must grow up within.
Entering Sade's dungeon of dreams, the human being becomes, both figuratively
and literally, a “prisoner of the passage,” “a slave of desires and the servant of the
heart.” For the madman, whether confined in a castle or free to set sail, ...
According to both Foucault and Nietzsche, it also produced an entirely new
deployment of impulses and powers within the human animal: “All instincts that
do not discharge themselves outwardly turn inward,” suggested Nietzsche. “Thus
it was ...
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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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