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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Or, to pose the question more abstractly, in terms of the ethical issue raised as
well by Foucault's own political "limit-experiences" after May '68: what role ought
cruelty and violence to play in the organization of body, soul, and society?
The Maoist leader Pierre Victor (a.k.a Benny Levy) chimed in with a sweeping
defense of vigilante violence. "T< overthrow the authority of the bourgeois class,"
declared Victor, "the hu miliated population has reason to institute a brief period
Foucault himself considered them to be "the fundamental part of the book,"
perhaps because they marked his first effort to grapple with the romance of
violence — and the "fascism" within. "7 In these pages, in swift and often
dizzyingly elliptical ...
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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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