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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63 A uniquely French institution , the Collège de France traces its origins back to
the sixteenth century . Unlike other institutions of higher learning , it requires no
diploma of its members , and grants no degree to its students . Its native ...
See The College of Sociology , p . 417n . ... The description of Foucault at the
Collège de France is gleaned from interviews with a variety of people who heard
him speak there , and also from published accounts : see , e . g . , Thomas Flynn
Collège de France lecture , 15 February 1984 ( I wish to thank Michael Behrent
for transcribing this and the other lectures ) . At Berkeley the previous fall ,
Foucault had closed his seminar by pointing out that Socrates and those who
came after ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - knownever - LibraryThing
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
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WAITING FOR GODOT
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