Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Gary Gutting

From aesthetics to the penal procedure, and from insanity and civilization to avant-garde literature, Foucault was once satisfied to reject previous versions of pondering and exchange them with clean models which are nonetheless being debated at the present time. an immense effect on Queer thought and gender reviews (he was once overtly homosexual and died of an AIDS-related disorder in 1984), he additionally wrote on structure, heritage, legislation, drugs, literature, politics, and naturally philosophy. He even controlled to write down a most sensible vendor in France on a ebook devoted to the heritage of platforms of suggestion. simply because he by no means succinctly said his arguments, these attempting to come to phrases with Foucault's paintings have desperately sought introductory fabric to make his theories transparent and obtainable for the beginner.

Here, Gary Gutting offers a accomplished yet non-systematic therapy of a few highlights of Foucault's lifestyles and idea. The e-book starts off with a short biography to set the social and political level. It then considers Foucault's options on literature, particularly the avant-garde scene, his philosophical and old paintings and the reception he obtained from the old group, his remedy of data and tool in glossy society, and his innovations on sexuality.

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