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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From aesthetics to the penal system, and from madness and civilization to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with fresh versions that are still being debated today.

A major influence on Queer Theory and gender studies he was openly gay and died of an AIDS-related illness inhe also wrote on architecture, fiucault, law, medicine, literature, politics, and of course philosophy.

He even managed to write a best seller in France on a book dedicated to the history of systems of thought. Because he never succinctly stated his arguments, those trying to come to terms with Foucault’s work have desperately sought introductory material to make his theories clear and accessible for the beginner. Here, Gary Gutting presents a comprehensive but non-systematic treatment of some highlights of Foucault’s life and thought.

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The book begins with a brief biography to set the social and political stage. It then considers Foucault’s thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene, his philosophical and historical work and the reception he received from the historical community, his treatment of knowledge and power in modern society, and his thoughts on sexuality.

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction by Gary Gutting

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Overview Description Author Information. A Very Short Introduction Gary Gutting Very Short Introductions Provide a comprehensive introsuction non-systematic treatment of highlights of Foucault’s life and thought Considers Foucault’s thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene, his philosophical and historical work and the reception he received from the historical community.

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