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Foucault: Philosophy in an Hour

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Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Foucault in just one hour.

The French philosopher Michel Foucault set about his task rather like a historian. After painstaking research, he concluded that knowledge and power were intimately related throughout history. He illustrated this central idea of his philosophy through studies of madness, sexu

Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by HarperPress
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Amanda Jones
Aug 26, 2015 Amanda Jones rated it it was amazing
A worthwhile overview

A great read that covers not only the main theories put forth by Foucault, but also the philosopher's personal and professional lives. Easy to understand language and the addition of the timeline, suggested quotes, and further reading are all useful.
Jan 23, 2016 Keith rated it really liked it
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I like this concept - a very quick outline of the man and his work. I can't claim to have learned a massive amount, but the "Philosophy in an hour" format at least suggests to me, cheaply and easily, whether I might be interested in further reading. I'll be trying some of the others in the series.
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It was a concise and simple read. I would have preferred more focus on his theories. As an introduction to the man, his ideas and influences it was excellent.
May 19, 2016 Jere rated it really liked it
fun and easy

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