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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Yet even at this public level, l e stressed, much of what readers might find
puzzling about "the relationsh -> between 'limit-experience' and the history of
truth' " could be clarifie i only by picking up "the threads of certain episodes in my
That night, Defert talked at son <e length about Foucault's idea of "limit-
experience." I felt instantly thu Defert's focus on this idea was right — and the
book I have written reflec 's this conviction. Two hours into our conversation, the
talk turned to ...
In order to distinguish his own use of "limit-experience" from that of Husserl and
Merleau-Ponty (who is implicitly a target as well of these comments), Foucault in
his French text invariably refers to experience of the life-world as le vtcu, literally ...
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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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