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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He recalled the enigma of the philosopher's daimon, the ghostly double that had
plunged the first great apostle of reason into a kind of involuntary ordeal of truth (
épreuve). He recollected the oracle Socrates received at Delphi, which had ...
One is reminded, too, of the strange link the philosopher makes in The Birth of the
Clinic between sadism and the scientific foundations of modern medicine. And
then there is the truly terrible diorama that opens Discipline and Punish.
Critics seemed particularly upset by Guibert's account of the philosopher's dying
delirium, and his description, even more scandalous, of his sado-masochistic
erotic practices and his fondness for the gay bathhouses of San Francisco.
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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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