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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Like Nietzsche, his avowed model and precursor, he understood power not as a
fixed quantity of physical force, but rather as a stream of energy flowing through
every living organism and every human society, its formless flux harnessed in ...
He begins by evoking, again, the shift from a sovereign monarch "who evidenced
his power over life only through the death he was capable of requiring," to a
liberal society "bent on generating forces, making them grow, and ordering them,"
121 Thus one facet of the continuing and paradoxical allure of death in modern
society: "the most secret aspect of existence," it was also the m< st indomitable.
When every other means of protest failed, suicide alwa rs remained: and "this ...
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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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