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 target, as always, was Jean-Paul Sartre — the world's most famoi s living
intellectual, and the very embodiment of France's venerable traditio n of moral
dissent. Within this tradition, as Foucault once summed it up, "the intellectual
153 "Usually, when you talk to someone, you take for granted that you share
some moral territory," Chomsky says, looking back. "Usually, what you find is self-
justification in terms of shared moral criteria; in that case, you can have an
Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane (New York, 1972), pp. 144 45: "
cruelty is the movement of culture that is realized in bodies and inscribed on them
"- • a point developed with reference to Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals. Cf. SP ...
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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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