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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Here as elsewhere in these years, he imagined the new intellectual as a kind of
elusive guerrilla warrior, hard to pin down, always on the prowl. Sniping from the
margins (as he had once imagined his underground man stoking volcanos of ...
Refusing the wages of delirious self-invention, he here recollects, with striking
tranquility and painstakin \ fidelity to the documents he is working from, the kind of
ascetic regime i practiced by the desert saint. " In these years, as we have seen, ...
Lured on by the most "insidious" of lusts, curiosity — and convinced that the kind
of curiosity that "enables one to get free of oneself even merited "the pain of
being practiced with a little obstinancy" — Foucault remained desperately eager
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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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