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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A number of Greek philosophers supposed that the daimonic aspects of one's
existence might be divined by a human being. The Pythagoreans, for example,
speculated that daimons were intermediate beings, superhuman guardians ...
In one of those peculiar turns of phrase that give his writing its aura of unsettling
strangeness, Foucault in his 1957 essay thus concluded that one might still
illuminate “the enigma of the world” and the riddle of being human—but only by ...
Perhaps the most chafing of these constraints, in Foucault's mind, was the duty to
confess— one of the most insidious legacies that Christianity had bequeathed to
modern society. Fearful of being pinned down, the philosopher struggled ...
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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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