The Essential Foucault

The Essential Foucault

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The French philosopher Foucault was arguably the most controversial of modern thinkers. His lifestyle was unorthodox and his ideas on power, history, knowledge and sexuality challengend many previously held views. Opinions differ as to his true standing: to many he was a hero of modern thought; to others his ideas were pernicious and overrated. This series of guides cover the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. The author's concise and comprehensible style highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of this series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.show more

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  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 102 x 172 x 6mm | 40g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 075350684X
  • 9780753506844

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'These [books] have changed my life...They tell you exactly what you want to know and no more.' AA Gill, Sunday Times; 'Well-written, clear and informed' New York Timesshow more

About Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements and Dr Strangelove's Game (both Hamish Hamilton).show more

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