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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Discipline and Punish recapitulated Nietzsche's argument, but it also extended it,
showing how the modern human sciences had taken over the role of Christianity
in disciplining the body, substituting for the Christian soul, “born in sin and ...
Bentham's “simple idea in Architecture” offered, he wrote, “the diagram of a
mechanism of power reduced to its ideal form"; it mapped out the specific
anatomy of modern power that Foucault called “discipline.” Unlike the power of
stressed, Discipline and Punish was an effort to “produce a genealogy of modern
morals through a political history of bodies." In its pages, he had argued that “the
human body was entering a machinery of power that digs into it, breaks it down ...
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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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