The Passion Of Michel Foucault

Author: James Miller
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674001572
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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.

Michel Foucault Freedom And Knowledge

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"1970, Paris. My first encounter with Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a confrontation rather than a meeting. We discussed his participation in a TV debate with Noam Chomsky. In 1971 I travel to Paris again to meet Foucault for a video interview in preparation for moderating the debate between him and Noam Chomsky. This time the conversation is openminded. The ice has melted. Foucault is keen to demonstrate the inherent opposition, if not contradiction, between the notions of freedom and knowledge. And yet, when I ask him about the possibility of a kind of knowledge that would be universal and non-repressive, he answers that this is the fundamental problem, and that I am quite right to ask the question. His archaeology of knowledge deals in essence with this question. Power as the guiding idea in Foucault’s philosophy is the logical outcome of the tension between freedom and knowledge. The idea erupts in the debate with Chomsky as destroyer of the notion of universal justice. It brings to light the existing clash in the heart of Western culture and politics itself. Michel Foucault manifests himself as a parrhesiast, i.e. a bold and free storyteller who loves problematization as an act of creation. Power is the supreme political question: who has power over someone else, but also: there is no power without potential refusal or revolt. The Introduction by Lynne Huffer and the Index of names and subjects are a guide to Foucault’s way of thinking which ‘was fundamentally alien, even to militant young lycée students versed in French philosophy, (and) even more unfathomable to a great many political activists and intellectuals, both inside and outside France.’ James Miller, The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993)"--Page 4 of cover.

Religion And Culture

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136685928
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Primer On Postmodernism

Author: Stanley J. Grenz
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802808646
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Grenz examines the topography of postmodernism, a phenomenon everyone acknowledges, but has difficulty describing with precision. Of particular significance is his discussion of the challenges this cultural shift presents to the church.

O Farrell Michel Foucault Paper

Author: Clare O'Farrell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761961642
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Clare O'Farrell offers an introduction to Foucault's enormous, diverse & challenging output.

Michel Foucault

Author: Barry Smart
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415088879
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Archaeology Of Knowledge

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415287529
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In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public awareness of the dynamics that hold us all in thrall to a few powerful ideologies and interests. Arguably his finest work, Archaeology of Knowledge is a challenging but fantastically rewarding introduction to his ideas.

Sex From Plato To Paglia A L

Author: Alan Soble
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334245
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More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

History Of Madness

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113447380X
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When it was first published in France in 1961 as Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l'âge Classique, few had heard of a thirty-four year old philosopher by the name of Michel Foucault. By the time an abridged English edition was published in 1967 as Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault had shaken the intellectual world. This translation is the first English edition of the complete French texts of the first and second edition, including all prefaces and appendices, some of them unavailable in the existing French edition. History of Madness begins in the Middle Ages with vivid descriptions of the exclusion and confinement of lepers. Why, Foucault asks, when the leper houses were emptied at the end of the Middle Ages, were they turned into places of confinement for the mad? Why, within the space of several months in 1656, was one out of every hundred people in Paris confined? Shifting brilliantly from Descartes and early Enlightenment thought to the founding of the Hôpital Général in Paris and the work of early psychiatrists Philippe Pinel and Samuel Tuke, Foucault focuses throughout, not only on scientific and medical analyses of madness, but also on the philosophical and cultural values attached to the mad. He also urges us to recognize the creative and liberating forces that madness represents, brilliantly drawing on examples from Goya, Nietzsche, Van Gogh and Artaud. The History of Madness is an inspiring and classic work that challenges us to understand madness, reason and power and the forces that shape them.

The Philosophical Life

Author: James Miller
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1851688676
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Before the good life was reduced to a bottle of Prozac, it was philosophers who offered answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and how to live well. In The Philosophical Life, James Miller returns to this vibrant tradition with short and spirited biographies of twelve famous thinkers, examining the interplay of their life and thought. From Plato, who risked his reputation to tutor a tyrant, to Kant, who wrestled with hypochondria while advocating arch-rationality in his writings, each thinker took their own unique approach to ‘the good life’, but often struggled to put their theories into practice. With a flair for rich anecdote, Miller provides a captivating insight into some of history’s greatest thinkers – and confirms the continuing relevance of philosophy today.