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 devoted studies to math ematics and the physics of Einstein — and also to the
role played by illusion error, and seductive imagery in blocking the progress of
science. The more Bachelard studied the perverse power of the imagination, ...
... comments Foucault, "the secret of Power" is revealed in the sheer disorderly
proliferation of the phenomena investigated by Kant in his anthropology: "egoism,
the effective consciousness of respresentation; or, in addition, the imagination as
84 As Foucault well knew, labyrinths are not just figures of imagination.
Producing perplexity by design, they are also tools of potential utility in the
everyday world of human affairs. In the Middle Ages, mazes supplemented moats
as a line of ...
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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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