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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The second major difference, according to Foucault, is that for the surrealists
language had merely been an instrument, a means of representing experience.
For the writers grouped around Tel quel, by contrast (and, again, implicitly for
And it is only thanks to these new rules that “the abyss beneath illness [le mall"—
the constant presence of “death in life”—can emerge “into the light of language.”
Roussel's language-game, as Foucault describes it, eerily mirrors that of Bichat.
of the human corpse, both illustrate, conjointly, three crucial aspects of Foucault's
own understanding of language and the order of things. —Language alone
makes possible order and reasoned knowledge of the world. —At the same time,
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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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