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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“I think that the kind of pleasure I would consider as the real pleasure would be
so deep, so intense, so overwhelming that I couldn't survive it,” Foucault
explained in another interview that year: “Complete total pleasure . . . for me, it's
related to ...
As he summed up one of the central political points of the book in a 1977
interview, “one should aim,” in the new feminist and gay social movements, not at
a “liberation” of “sex-desire,” but rather “at a general economy of pleasure not
based on ...
Approaching the “limit beyond all limits,” he had experienced a rare sort of bliss:
dying seemed to be just as “unspeakably pleasurable” as Sade had promised it
would be. “I think that pleasure is a very difficult behavior,” Foucault explained to
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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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