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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An ambiguous word, “experience”—but also crucial for understanding the “
enigmatic stitching" that ties together Foucault's death, life, and work. Near the
end of his life, he briefly defined “experience" in this way: it was, he explained, a
form of ...
Merely “to describe the nexus of knowledge and power" in this fashion, he
asserted, is to make that nexus intolerable—for what the historicalphilosophical
critique reveals is the “arbitrariness” of understanding, and the “violence" of
Jaspers who showed that understanding may be extended beyond the frontiers
of the normal and that intersubjective understanding may reach the pathological
world in its essence.” See MM, p. 55; MM*, et, p. 43. Foucault's claims about the ...
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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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