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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Return to Book Page. Not the easiest introduction but Foucault is not easy. Eliot Read by Jeremy Irons By: Very Short If you could sum up Foucault: All-in-all a rather good book–even for the reader who’s read a few of Foucault’s books. Discourse, Power, and the Subject. Foucault’s theories primarily address the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions.

For these reasons, I think this is an excellent introduction for a beginner.

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Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not gaary a proxy. Mar 27, Supriyo Chaudhuri rated it it was amazing. Mar 30, Joshua rated it really liked it. If you are more interested in the ideas of Foucault than Foucault himself as he probably would’ve been then you might want to look elsewhere.

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.

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, history, law, medicine, literature, politics and of course philosophy, and even managed a best-seller in France on a book dedicated to the history of systems of thought. Gutying – – University of Otago Press. I didn’t expect this book to be as guting as I actually is.


Very Short Introductions I’m aware that Foucault’s work isn’t the most approachable, hence why I chose a very short introduction to ease me in.

In some arguments, I read a bit of expectation of political usefulness of some philosophical ideas, which I suspect is not from Foucault. Oct 31, Blake rated it really liked it Shelves: To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.

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Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who guttin become a cult figure. Jan 01, Mengsen Zhang rated it really liked it. One of the best VSI’s I have read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Towards a Gay Hagiography.

An Introduction to Genealogy. Foucault begins with the fact that, at any given period in a given domain, there are substantial constraints on how people are able to think. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Jul verry, Erika rated it really liked it. I think for anybody who finds within them a frustration or exhaustion with searching for capital-T objective truth and has, over a little bit of studying, begun to empathise with relativistic accounts of knowledge, this introduction to Foucault and especially his methods of archaeology and genealogy is highly recommended.


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In sum, as I hope I have shown, it certainly works as a good sounding stone to test if you are ready for these ideas or not. Beginning with a brief biography to set the social and political stage, he then tackles Foucault’s thoughts on literature, 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. A good way to know Foucault way of thinking A good way to know what else to read from his work.