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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Daniel Defert recalls one of his last visits with Foucault in the Hôpital de la
Salpêtrière. The final two volumes of the History of Sexuality had just been
published. “You know,” Defert recalls, “at the very end, a few days before he died,
I said, 'If it ...
“I had met Michel in September 1960," recalls Defert, who was then a philosophy
student, just finished with Khâgne, and more than ten years younger than
Foucault. While pursuing his studies in Paris, Defert plunged into left-wing politics
Shortly after the group was officially outlawed in 1970, Defert himself became a
clandestine member: “I entered,” as he recalls, “because it had been banned and
outlawed, because it was dangerous.” Like Defert, Foucault was also now keen ...
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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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