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 unity of society ' is precisely that which should not be considered except as
something to be destroyed . And then , it must be hoped that there will no longer
be anything resembling the unity of society . ” In waging such an unconditional ...
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
121 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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Foucault would hate this book, but the freak-reader will appreciate that the guy was a total freak (in both the best and worst ways). He sounds utterly histrionic and unbearable (repeated youthful ... Read full review
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Being a neophyte Foucault researcher, a Professor at my university recommended this book as a good frame for viewing the rest of his work. Context is always valuable, but I am starting to feel that ... Read full review
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
THE HEART LAID BARE
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