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Essential Works of Foucault (1954-84), Vol 2: Aesthetics, Method & Epistemology (Essential Works of Foucault (1954-1984) #2)

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The second volume in the definitive collection of Foucault's shorter writings, a Voice Literary Supplement bestseller. Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology explores one of the lesser known aspects of Foucault's oeuvre. This volume surveys the philosopher's diverse but sustained address of the historical forms and interplay of passion, experience, and truth. These selection ...more
Hardcover, 486 pages
Published March 28th 1998 by New Press (first published 1998)
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Mike
Apr 29, 2011 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of the three-volume set of Foucault's multiform writings not published in his books (lectures, papers, essays, interviews et cetera), this is the strongest. Paul Rabinow, the editor, did a yeoman's job of selecting and organizing a real wealth of material and by allowing Foucault to simply come to us as himself, in full, via these varied writings we get a much clearer picture of who he was as a man and scholar. The writings in this book I think are in part so strong because we're used to reading ...more
Kathleen
i am sure that this book is useful to someone--however, it is incredibly not useful to me. these essays are more varied in their topics than the ones in volume one of the series. there's an essay toward the end of the collection, "Structuralism and Poststructuralism" that would lead one to believe from the title that it contains a good deal of reflection on these two topics. however, it doesn't really. it's more like an intellectual history of popular philosophical movements in france, and to a ...more
Taf Teh
Oct 16, 2010 Taf Teh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Saya membayangkan diri saya sedang berada di dewan kuliah Michel Foucault, di mana mulut saya akan senantiasa ternganga, bukan kerana ketakjuban pada apa yang saya dengari, tetapi kerana kegagalan mesin otak saya menghadam ayat-ayat MF. Dear sir, the world needs to be simplified as much as possible.
K6s
Jun 12, 2008 K6s rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a great way to understand and explore Foucault's ideas and work. The interviews with him elucidate his ideas so clearly and his sense of humor, depth of interest and eagerness to share his knowledge shine through
Blair
Oct 23, 2013 Blair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE this two-volume collection, I really do (especially the second one, focusing on aesthetics). But I still prefer the structure of Foucault's full books to these compilations.
منى كريم
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The part "what is an author" is a must-read
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Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas. He held a chair at the Collège de France with the title "History of Systems of Thought," and lectured at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley.

Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences and the prison sys
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