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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In an unusually revealing 1981 interview, he described in some detail the appeal
to him of certain extreme forms of Passion, implicitly linking a shattering type of “
suffering-pleasure,” the lifelong preparation for suicide—and the ability, thanks to
His own death, though revealing, might then be seen merely as “the supernatural
return of the insult, a retribution thwarting the flight into counter-nature.” * Despite
his understandable misgivings about the philosophical value of his own ...
... “lightning-existence,” illuminating the “ambiguity of the justifiable and the
outlawed,” revealing “the relation between power and the people, stripped down
to essentials: the order to kill, the prohibition against killing, to make oneself kill,
to be ...
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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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