Gutting, Gary. Foucault: a very short introduction / Gary Gutting. p. cm.—(A very short introduction). Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Foucault. Foucault has ratings and 68 reviews. Ahmad said: Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #), Gary GuttingPaul-Michel Foucau. Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Ideally suited for the Very Short Introductions series, Gary Gutting.

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A good way to know Foucault way of thinking A good way to know what else to read from his work. But, please God read the master, if you are interested in his ideas, so you can get his beautiful prose with the philosophy.

Here, Gary Gutting presents a comprehensive but non-systematic treatment of some highlights of Foucault’s life and thought. Of these, I focus here only on the dynamics of Power in society: A bit, when all is said and done, like Gertrude Stein’s famous L.

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Overall, I would advise anyone who is foucauot in media and obviously Foucault to definitely read this book. His exercises in Language: Arts and Humanities Archaeology. All Those Strangers Douglas Field. Ideally suited for the Very Short Introductions series, Gary Gutting presents a comprehensive but non-systematic treatment of some highlights of Foucault’s life and thought. From aesthetics to the penal system, from madness and civilization to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with versions that are still widely debated today.

Foucault occasionally noted how the objects of such power structures could themselves internalize the norms whereby they were controlled and so become monitors of their own behavior.

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The first discovery was that changes in thought are not themselves the products of thought. That being said, this book covers Foucault’s writings clearly and succinctly.

Very Short If you could sum up Foucault: Michael Inwood’s lucid introduction to Heidegger’s thought focuses on his most important work, “Being and Time,” and its major themes of existence in the world, inauthenticity, guilt, destiny, truth, and the nature of time. Beginning with a brief biography to set the social and political stage, Gary Gutting then tackles Foucault’s thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene; his philosophical and historical work; and his treatment of knowledge and power in modern society, including his thoughts on sexuality.

Hannah Arendt Narrated by: The topics covered range from Foucault’s view of “the author”, the subject and identity; his books on madness and the Enlightenment; the history of sexuality, which touches on ancient, Christian and modern views and properly his relationship with Nietzschean thought. So inttoduction I’ve finished the book, and looking back on it a few weeks later, I can remember nearly nothing of what it contained, despite me spending so long trudging through it. Return to Book Page.


Really gripping too, and now I really want to read Foucault’s actual work, especially vert histories of sexuality, madness, and crime and punishment. Though often cited as a post-structuralist and postmodernist, Fouacult rejected these labels, fouault to present his thought as a critical history of modernity. Stephen Eric Bronner Narrated by: X Nietzsche Narrated by: Whilst the author discusses such well-known figures as Barthes, Guttinb, Derrida, and Lacan, she also draws pertinent examples from literature, art, film.

Stephen Houlgate, Michael Baur Narrated by: I imagine the actual book much better. Medical and Healthcare Law. Oxford University Press Amazon.

A Foucaultian genealogy, then, is a historical causal explanation that is material, multiple, and corporeal. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This phenomenon becomes central in some contexts, when individuals are supposed to discern their own fundamental identity from crucial social norms, and on the basis of this self-knowledge, transform their lives.

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

The great thing about this VSI is that it offers a sys This, to me, seems like an excellent introduction to Foucault, especially for somebody who knows nothing about him except for that he can be described as a ‘continental philosopher’. He simply claims that if you don’t have this terror of a fixed identity, “we must be from different planets”. A good way to know what else to read from his work. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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