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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Thinking through the issues raised in Discipline and Punish is like walking into a
fiendishly clever philosophical fun house. While negotiating its labyrinthine twists
and turns, trying to avoid dead ends and patiently exploring detours in pursuit of ...
tilates life, and a malicious delight in translating "man back into nature" — an
animal "nature" characterized, among other things, by cruelty: the primordial
pleasure to be found in inflicting, and suffering, pain.38 Discipline and Punish ...
and Association AIDES, 23-24, 25 attachment of Foucault to, 186 background of,
185-86 and Communist China, 58 and Discipline and Punish, popular reaction to
, 235 on Foucault's appreciation of California culture, 253 and Foucault's death, ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing
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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