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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All of these disparate strateger is, argued Foucault, could be used to "exorcise
the powers and dangers" of discourse, much as priests once attempted to
exorcise Demons. The co n- plex web of conventions regulating language had to
See "Discourse and Truth 114. 16. College de France lecture, 15 February 1984.
17. Plato, Phaedo, 67a. For the complicated and profoundly ambivalent
relationshi 5 between Nietzsche and Socrates, see Alexander Nehamas,
Nietzsche: Life ...
... 360, 361 Of Grammatology (Derrida), 120 Oneirocritica (Artemidorus of Daldis),
339 "On Providence" (Seneca), 350 Order of Discourse, The (Foucault), 30 Order
of Things, The (Les mots et les choses; "Words and Things") (Foucault), 18, 29, ...
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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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