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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At the time of her referral to Binswanger's sanatorium, Ellen West was thirty-three.
A bright, well-educated, and uncommonly articulate middle class woman, she
suffered from anorexia and depression. Since the age of twenty-one, she had ...
They decide that Ellen West should be released from the asylum, even though
she will almost certainly kill herself. When Binswanger tells her husband of this
plan, he concurs. Ellen West returns home. Three days later, she is in a strangely
... 218 Bibliotheque du Saulchoir (Paris), 326 Bichat, Marie Francois Xavier, 20,
60, 130-31, 132-33 Binswanger, Ludwig, 50, 63, 66, 108, 193 background of, 73
and dreams, reinterpretation of, 76- 78 and suicide, 75, 351 and Ellen West case,
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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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