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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Here as elsewhere in these years, he imagined the new intellectual as a kind of
elusive guerrilla warrior, hard to pin down, always on the prowl. Sniping from the
margins (as he had once imagined his underground man stoking volcanos of ...
Refusing the wages of delirious self-invention, he here recollects, with striking
tranquility and painstaking fidelity to the documents he is working from, the kind
of ascetic regimen practiced by the desert saint.” In these years, as we have seen
Lured on by the most “insidious” of lusts, curiosity—and convinced that the kind of
curiosity that “enables one to get free of oneself” even merited “the pain of being
practiced with a little obstinancy”—Foucault remained desperately eager to ...
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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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