Foucault: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Gary Gutting

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Gary Gutting year 2005
  • Book name: Foucault: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Gary Gutting
  • Release date: 2005/12/27
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780192805577
  • Rating: 8.26 of 10
  • Votes: 642
  • Review by: Julian Reddy
  • Review rating: 8.02 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/6
  • Total pages: 144
  • Includes a PDF summary of 12 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Born in 1926 in France, over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilisation to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with versions that are still widely debated today. A major influence on Queer Theory and gender studies (he was openly gay and died of an AIDS-related illness in 1984), he also wrote on architecture, history, law, medicine, literature, politics and of course philosophy, and even managed a best-seller in France on a book dedicated tothe history of systems of thought. Because of the complexity of his arguments, people trying to come to terms with his work have desperately sought introductory material that makes his theories clear and accessible for the beginner. 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. Beginning with a brief biography to set the social and political stage, he then tackles Foucault's thoughts onliterature, in particular the avant-garde scene; his philosophical and historical work; his treatment of knowledge and power in modern society; and his thoughts on sexuality.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 8H43M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Political Philosophy, Literary Studies: General, Gender Studies, Gender Groups, Philosophy Of Language, History Of Western Philosophy, Literary Theory
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 7.71 USD
  • Dimensions: 110x180x8mm
  • Weight: 129g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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