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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The institutional objective, as he stressed, was sweeping; it was, indeed, nothing
less than the demolition of modern society as a cohesive, integrated totality. “'The
unity of society' is precisely that which should not be considered except as ...
He begins by evoking, again, the shift from a sovereign monarch “who evidenced
his power over life only through the death he was capable of requiring,” to a
liberal society “bent on generating forces, making them grow, and ordering them,”
Thus one facet of the continuing and paradoxical allure of death in modern
society: “the most secret aspect of existence,” it was also the most indomitable.
When every other means of protest failed, suicide always remained: and “this ...
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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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