At the time of his death in , at the age of 58, Michel Foucault was widely regarded as one of the most powerful minds of the 20th century. Hailed by. Buy Michel Foucault (Paper) (Cobe) Reprint by Didier Eribon (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. ‘No doubt,’ writes Didier Eribon, ‘there are several Foucaults – a thousand ‘ Writing a biography of Michel Foucault,’ he confesses, ‘may seem.

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Lists with This Book. He has drawn upon eyewitness accounts by Foucault’s closest associates from all phases of his life–his mother, his schoolteachers, his classmates, his friends and enemies in academic life, and his celebrated companions in political activism, including Simone Signoret and Yves Montand.

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Michel Foucault by Didier Eribon

Didier Eribon – Foucault was a wild card. Jasmin Kocaer rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Mar 04, John Wilson rated erinon really liked it. Where else could a challenging TV book programme like Apostrophes have held so large an audience for so long? M Enois rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Ethel rated it fribon it Oct 09, To ask other readers questions about Michel Foucaultplease sign up.

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John Forrester – – History of Science The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. Who was this man, Michel Didiier Preview — Michel Foucault by Didier Eribon.


James Penido rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Science Logic and Mathematics. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I suppose I thought I was combatting hegemony by my being distracted.

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Rick Hobbs rated it it was amazing Dec 08, But readers of this study understand that his thinking is infinitely more complex and nuanced than these generalizations may lead us to believe. It provides readable and helpful biographical context for Foucault’s work. Foucault was a bit nuts and was a big ‘mo, so it would be nice to have that stuff, too. But readers of this study understand that his thinking is infinit Excellent biography of a key figure in late 20th century thought.

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Jul 28, Derek Baldwin rated it foucalut liked it. Eribon has methodically retraced the footsteps of his peripatetic subject, from France to Sweden to Poland to Germany to Tunisia to Brazil to Japan to the United States. This book follows the career of one extraordinary intellectual and reconstructs the cultural, political and intellectual life of France from the postwar years to the present.

Foucault’s work is the theoretical linchpin for my work, so I was wondering what made him, well, him. In the late s Foucault emerged as a budding young cultural attache, friendly with Gaullist diplomats.

A highly original and influential thinker. The nature and merits of his accomplishments remain tangled in controversy. More an extended review of Foucault’s works than a true biography. Very good on Foucault s life history and the odd things that happened to him.


Return to Book Page. This book does more than follow the career of one extraordinary intellectual.

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This approach situated MF into certain traditions as well as movements. It does not sensationalize or manipulate as other biographies on Foucault have the life-story of a fascinating, brilliant, and radically engaged intellectual. Rejecting traditional liberal and Marxist “dreams of solidarity,” Foucault became the very model of the modern ridier, replacing Sartre as the figure of the eminent Parisian and cosmopolitan master thinker.

An Introduction by Michel Foucault. The result is a concise, crisply readable, meticulously documented narrative that debunks the many myths and rumors surrounding the brilliant philosophe–and forces us to consider seriously the idea that all his books are indeed, just as Foucault said near the end of his life, “fragments of an autobiography.

It does not provide much analysis of his ideas. Michel Coucaultwhose agile linkage of contemporary literature and French philosophy with social history has provided us with seminal works on the histories of madness, prison, and even sex It is quite clear that the academic and political establishment in post WWII France was very much an old boys network of Normaliens.

Higher education is news, and fouucault are almost expected to become celebrities. I have been reading it in preparation for a presentation on Foucault.