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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In an interview a few months later, the minister of justice, still smarting from the
philosopher's barbed comments, took a swipe at Foucault. When the philosopher
read the interview, he fired off an indignant personal letter to the minister.
He recalled the enigma of the philosopher's daimon, the ghostly double that had
plunged the first great apostle of reason into a kind of involuntary ordeal of truth (
epreuve). He recollected the oracle Socrates received at Delphi, which had ...
One is reminded, too, of the strange link the philosopher makes in The Birth of the
Clinic between sadism and the scientific foundations of modern medicine. And
then there is the truly terrible diorama that opens Discipline and Punish.
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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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