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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He was "completely in agreement" with Habermas, he declared in an American
interview in 1982: "If one abandons the work of Kant," one runs the risk "of
lapsing into irrationality." However, the work of Kant, as Foucault went on to
Was there not an invidious sort of inconsistency at work in Habermas's one-sided
critique of the Nietzscheans and Heidegger? "I do not conclude from this that one
may say just anything within the order of theory," said Foucault, "but, on the ...
Foucault told Habermas directly of his admiration for The Dialectic of
Enlightenment by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno — a central work in the
canon of critical theory (Habermas interview, 16 April 1991). Foucault also
evidently knew ...
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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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