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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Picking up the guid: rig thread of his "great Nietzschean quest," he also devoted a
course at V n- cennes to Nietzsche, subsequently composing his only major
essay on lis favorite philosopher, "Nietzsche, Genealogy, History."58 "The body,"
"It is a mattei of a multiplication and burgeoning of bodies," producing "an
exaltation < f a kind of autonomy of its smallest parts, of the smallest possibilities
c r a part of the body," Foucault remarked, trying to evoke the experien :e. "There
is a ...
Like Foucault, Origen supposed that the body, under the impact of a certain kind
of "limit-experience" — for the theologian, it was a yearning to receive God's
wisdom — could become less "thick," less "coagulated," less "hardened," fluid
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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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