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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But what about Foucault's? Daniel Defert recalls one of his last visits with
Foucault in the Hopita de la Salpetriere. The final two volumes of the History of
Sexuality hac just been published. "You know," Defert recalls, "at the very end, a
few days ...
72 "I had met Michel in September 1960," recalls Defert, who was then a
philosophy student, just finished with Khdgne, and more than ten years younger
than Foucault. While pursuing his studies in Paris, Defert plunged into left-wing
Short y after the group was officially outlawed in 1970, Defert himself became a
clandestine member: "I entered," as he recalls, "because it had been banne i and
outlawed, because it was dangerous."78 Like Defert, Foucault was also now ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing
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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