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 world of Godot is a world where the very ideas of freedom and responsibility
have been dramatically emptied of any lingering moral significance. "Moral
values are not accessible," Beckett would later declare. "It is not even possible to
And at the ultimate limit, where torture turn< d into ecstasy, a voluptuously painful
eroticism made possible as well "negative theology founded on mystical
experience," permitting a perse n (in Bataille's words) "to look death in the face
and to ...
The task of philosophy in the wake of Kant is thus twofold: first, it must examine
the "historical a prioris" of possible experience through ; n empirical investigation
of their tangled and often buried de facto roots n customs, habits, social ...
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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
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
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