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Philosophy of Foucault (Continental European Philosophy Series) by Todd May

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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press .
Written in English


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Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8079685M
ISBN 100773531688
ISBN 109780773531680

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Timothy O’Leary teaches Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. He has published widely on Foucault, especially in relation to ethics and literature. He is the author of Foucault and the Art of Ethics (, ) and Foucault and Fiction: The Experience Book ().. Christopher Falzon is a lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Newcastle. Michel Foucault has books on Goodreads with ratings. Michel Foucault’s most popular book is Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Foucault’s early schooling was carried out in Poitiers and he had great interest in philosophy since his school days. In , Foucault entered École Normale Supérieure and attended lectures of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Martin Heidegger on phenomenology. These two teachers had a great impact on Foucault as a philosopher, as is evident in his first publication, which focuses heavily on.   This page contains a list of the best books on or by Michel Foucault. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Foucault. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Foucault. An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for .

The Final Foucault is devoted to his last published (and some as yet unpublished) work and includes a translation of one of his last interviews, a comprehensive bibliography of his publications, and a biographical chronology. Michel Foucault left a rich legacy of ideas and approaches, many of which still await exposition and analysis. Foucault's first major book was "Folie et déraison: Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique" in (later published in English as "Madness and Insanity", as "Madness and Civilization" and as "History of Madness"), which examined ideas, practices, institutions, art and literature relating to madness in Western history.. His "Les Mots et les choses: Une archéologie des sciences humaines.   "The Philosophy of Foucault" is an accessible and stimulating introduction to one of the most popular and influential thinkers of recent years and will be welcomed by students studying Foucault as part of politics, sociology, history and philosophy courses. Foucault is a book on the work of Michel Foucault by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Deleuze, like in his other works on major philosophers, thinks along with Foucault instead of trying to write a guide to his philosophy.

Your next choice is Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization () by Ladelle McWhorter.. In contrast to Oksala and May, McWhorter focuses on Foucault’s studies of sexuality. She’s an informed and lucid guide to the topic, but her book is most distinctive for the way she combines discussions of Foucault with her own experiences as a gay woman. Throughout the book May strikes a balance between sympathetic presentation and criticism of Foucault's ideas and in so doing exposes Foucault's contributions of lasting value. The Philosophy of Foucault is an accessible and stimulating introduction to one of the most popular and influential thinkers of recent years and will be welcomed by Author: Todd May.   If you are interested in Foucault and his life, you will probably read it in one sitting. The book includes a couple of conversations and a transcription of a Q&A with Wade’s students about Foucault’s ideas and perspective. Don't expect to read a lot about theory; it's Wade’s memoir about his short encounter with Foucault in s: Foucault's Critical Project: Between the Transcendental and the Historical (Atopia: Philosophy, Political Theory, Ae) by Beatrice Han (Author), Edward Pile (Translator) The Cambridge Companion to Foucault (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) by Gary Gutting (Editor) Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics.