Foucault Against Himself

Foucault Against Himself In his private life as well as in his work and political attitudes Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction to himself especially when his expansive ideas collided with the institutions in whic

  • Title: Foucault Against Himself
  • Author: François Caillat Leo Bersani Georges Didi-Huberman Arlette Farge Geoffroyde Lagasnerie
  • ISBN: 9781551526027
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction to himself, especially when his expansive ideas collided with the institutions in which he worked In Francois Caillat s provocative collection of essays and interviews based on his French documentary of the same name, leading contemporary critics and philosophIn his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction to himself, especially when his expansive ideas collided with the institutions in which he worked In Francois Caillat s provocative collection of essays and interviews based on his French documentary of the same name, leading contemporary critics and philosophers reframe Foucault s legacy in an effort to build new ways of thinking about his struggle against society s mechanisms of domination, demonstrating how conflict within the self lies at the heart of Foucault s life and work.Includes a foreword written especially for this edition by Paul Rabinow, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley and an influential writer on the works of Foucault he is the co editor of The Essential Foucault.Foucault against Himself features essays and interviews by Leo Bersani, American Professor Emeritus of French at the University of California Berkeley and the author of Homos Georges Didi Huberman, French philosopher and art historian his most recent book is Gerhard Richter Pictures SeriesArlette Farge, French historian and the author of The Allure of the Archives Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, French philosopher and the author of La derniere lecon de Michel Foucault.

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    1. Caillat's book is a collection of four interviews with academics from diverse fields who try to reconcile the changes in Foucault's work over time and who he was as a man. While the book is too short it is a wonderful window into the contradictions inherent in his work. It is an important book for anyone interested in Foucault and his work."On a much deeper level, I think that unbinding yourself from yourself, for him, really meant abandoning or putting aside all that was most obvious. He often [...]

    2. Foucault Against Himself serves as an excellent companion both for those who are very familiar with his work as well as those who may have only read a couple of books and perhaps some essays. As the book's blurb suggests it addresses what may appear to be contradictions within Foucault's various works in an attempt to both understand those apparent contradictions as well as shed some light on his entire 'body' of work. It is this second purpose in which this collection excels.Many of us were fir [...]

    3. A hagiography. People who gain a good living out of selling Focault come and fix the glitches with advanced mental gymnastics.Focault himself was a master of double talk, his art was to be as obscure and as generic as he could fit any bill. So Francois Caillat and the team are out to wipe Focault's hypocrisy clean. Today [2016] France remains a strong bastion of catholicism and the christian techniques of whitewashing are well known by the heroes and demigods of French philosophy.

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