Foucault Live: Collected Interviews, 1961--1984 / Edition 2

Foucault Live: Collected Interviews, 1961--1984 / Edition 2

by Michel Foucault
     
 

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ISBN-10: 157027018X

ISBN-13: 9781570270185

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art

Currently in its fourth printing, Foucault Live is the most accessible and exhaustive introduction to Foucault's thought to date. Composed of every extant interview made by Foucault from the mid-60s until his death in 1984, Foucault Live sheds new light on the philosopher's ideas about friendship, the intent behind his classical studies, while clarifying many of

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Currently in its fourth printing, Foucault Live is the most accessible and exhaustive introduction to Foucault's thought to date. Composed of every extant interview made by Foucault from the mid-60s until his death in 1984, Foucault Live sheds new light on the philosopher's ideas about friendship, the intent behind his classical studies, while clarifying many of the professional and popular misinterpretations of his ideas over the course of his career. As Gilles Deleuze noted, "the interviews in this book go much further than anything Foucault ever wrote, and they are indispensable in understanding his life work." Most notably,
Foucault Live includes interviews he made with the gay underground press during his stays in America during the 1970s. In them, Foucault suggests that homosexuality presents a new paradigm for ways of living beyond the predictable, binary couple.
All of the philosopher's interests, from madness and delinquency to film and sexuality, and their resultant writings, are probed by knowledgeable critics and journalists. After reading this book, the reader can explore key notions such as episteme, savoir and connaissance, archeology, and archive, without the knitted brow that plagued Foucault's public when he was alive. This is the guide to Foucault's life as an agent provocateur in the world of philosophy and scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570270185
Publisher:
Semiotexte/Smart Art
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents Series
Edition description:
Expanded Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,217,772
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Madness Only Exists in Society7
2Andre Breton: A Literature of Knowledge10
3The Order of Things13
4The Discourse of History19
5History, Discourse and Discontinuity33
6Foucault Responds to Sartre51
7The Archeology of Knowledge57
8The Birth of a World65
9Rituals of Exclusion68
10Intellectuals and Power74
11Confining Societies83
12An Historian of Culture95
13Equipments of Power105
14On Attica113
15Film and Popular Memory122
16Talk Show133
17From Torture to Cellblock146
18On Literature150
19Schizo--Culture: Infantile Sexuality154
20Schizo--Culture: On Prison and Psychiatry168
21Paul's Story181
22Sade: Sargeant of Sex186
23The Politics of Soviet Crime190
24The Social Extension of the Norm196
25Sorcery and Madness200
26I, Pierre Riviere203
27Power Affects the Body207
28The End of the Monarchy of Sex214
29The Eye of Power226
30The Anxiety of Judging241
31Clarifications on the Question of Power255
32The Danger of Child Sexuality264
33The Impossible Prison275
34White Magic and Black Gown287
35"Paris-Berlin"292
36The Simplest of Pleasures295
37Truth is in the Future298
38The Masked Philosopher302
39Friendship as a Way of Life308
40Passion According to Werner Schroeter313
41Sexual Choice, Sexual Act322
42Space, Knowledge and Power335
43How Much Does it Cost for Reason to Tell the Truth?348
44History and Homosexuality363
45An Ethics of Pleasure371
46Sex, Power and the Politics of Identity382
47The Cultural Insularity of Contemporary Music391
48Archeology of a Passion397
49What Our Present Is407
50Problematics416
51What Calls for Punishment?423
52The Ethics of the Concern for Self432
53An Aesthetics of Existence450
54The Concern for Truth455
55The Return of Morality465
Bibliography and Acknowledgements474

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