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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Yet from the standpoint of the human sciences, as Gilles Deleuze once remarked,
The Order of Things is a “malicious gift.” For Foucault's approach once again has
the curious effect of causing the object under investigation to crumble before ...
As Foucault remarked in a 1978 interview, his days in the Communist Party and
his subsequent travels in Soviet Eastern Europe had produced “a certain
bitterness, a certain very contemplative skepticism, I do not hide it.” After his
return to ...
Just what this “something” was, however, Foucault had trouble specifying: one is
reminded of Kant, who once remarked that “the inscrutability of the idea of
freedom precludes all positive presentation.” Still, he agrees with his interlocutor
that it ...
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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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