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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How is it that he, of all people, has managed to elude what "contains thought"
and to describe, as if from the outside, our modern "episteme" as a whole? These
are apparently intractable questions. But Foucault himself offered one key to ...
ulating its own end, making its dissipation scintillate"; at the same ti: tie, it lets the
thinker behold "the threshold of all positivity," rediscover ng the space where
thought unfolds, "the void that serves as its site."1 As these formulations suggest,
'tye thought you might enjoy a visionary quest in Death Valley.' " " 'I would like that
,' " said Foucault without hesitation. " 'I can hartily wait to get started.' "6 His
eagerness is not surprising. As Wade well knew, Foucault had lo ng been
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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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