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 structure of cognition an i its limits; the faculty of desire and "the character of
the sexes" — showin » how institutions and practices traverse all of these facets
of the huma 1 being, enclosing and cultivating the field of possible experience, ...
Death-by-torture allowed the condemned man this momentary saturnalia, where
nothing was prohibited or punishable."26 As Nietzsche explained in the
Genealogy of Morals, the harshest pens practices paradoxically honored and
Thanks o Stoller and to writers like Geoff Mains and Gayle Rubin, whose wo k
became another one of my touchstones, 1 came to regard consensual 5/ \d as a
generally benign set of sexual practices. Its techniques no long ?r shocked me.
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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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