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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The credit for showing the way to ths new, properly philosophical appreciation of
"experience" Foucault gives \p Bataille, Blanchot, and Robbe-Grillet.21 The
second major difference, according to Foucault, is that for tl e surrealists
And it is only thanks to these new rules that "the abyss beneath illness [le mal]" —
the constant presence of "death in life" — can emerge "into the light of language."
26 Roussel's language-game, as Foucault describes it, eerily mirrors that of ...
of the human corpse, both illustrate, conjointly, three crucial aspects of Foucault's
own understanding of language and the order of things: — Language alone
makes possible order and reasoned knowledge of the world. — At the same time,
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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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