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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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 ...
He took AIDS very seriously; he took it as a limitexperience. I now had to wonder
whether the rumor that had gotten me started was closer to the truth than I had
come to think possible. When I returned from Paris, I immediately set to work ...
In order to distinguish his own use of “limit-experience" from that of Husserl and
Merleau-Ponty (who is implicitly a target as well of these comments), Foucault in
his French text invariably refers to experience of the life-world as le vécu, literally
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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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