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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In the end, when the work is finished, it becomes evident how the constraint of a
single taste governed and formed everything large and small." By freely applying
the power of the will to sculpting and "styling" a self, one might cast into bold ...
Looking at the body in Bichat's terms, disease ceases to be an alien "pathology
that inserts itself in the body wherever possible; it is the body itself, become
diseased." Foucault calls this view a breakthrough to "a more genuinely scientific
"15° "He will return," promises Nietzsche, "that is certain: do not ask hin what he
is looking for down there, he will tell you himself of his owr accord, this seeming
Trophonius and subterranean, as soon as he ha: 'become a man.' "i51 Had ...
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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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