Synopses & Reviews
In his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction to himself. In this provocative collection of essays and interviews,and#160;leading contemporary critics and philosophers (including Leoand#160;Bersani, Georges Did-Huberman, and Ariette Farge)and#160;reframe Foucault's legacy in an effort to build new ways of thinking about his struggle against society's mechanisms of domination, demonstrating how conflict within the self lies at the heart of Foucault's life and work. Includes a foreword by Paul Rabinow.
Franand#231;ois Caillat is a filmmaker; his documentary Foucault Contre-Mand#234;me was broadcast in France in 2014.
"Michel Foucault is one of the great exemplars of an intellectual never content to rest with the resolutions at which he arrives from one moment to the next. He charts a discernable path from start to finish, but a path that regularly folds back on itself, corrects its wrong turns and takes new substantive directions as the quest for a continuous transformation of himself through his work compels him to do. Foucault against himself: if we heed his precedent, we might avoid falling into the hollow and blind abyss into which the intellectually complacent almost always fall." andmdash;Prof. James D. Faubion, Rice University and editor of Foucault Now
Essays on Foucault reframing his legacy and building new ways of thinking about the struggle against societyand#8217;s mechanisms of domination.
About the Author
Franand#231;ois Caillat : Franand#231;ois Caillat is a filmmaker. He has taught philosophy, and made a number of documentaries, including works on Nobel Prize-winning French author J.M.G. Le Cland#233;zio and feminist writer Julia Kristeva. His documentary Foucault contre lui-mand#234;me
was broadcast in France in 2014.
Leo Bersani: Leo Bersaniand#8217;s career spans more than 50 years and extends across a wide spectrum of fields including French studies, modernism, realist fiction, psychoanalytic criticism, film studies and queer theory. His books include Homos.
Georges Didi-Huberman : Georges Didi-Huberman is a French philosopher and art historian. His books include The Invention of Hysteria and Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz.
Arlette Farge: Arlette Farge Is a French historian and the author of The Allure of the Archives.
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie : Geoffroy de Lagasnerie is a philosopher based in Paris. His books include La derniand#232;re leand#231;on de Michel Foucault.