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.

Author: Mezibar Visho
Country: Cyprus
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Marketing
Published (Last): 3 March 2009
Pages: 273
PDF File Size: 11.20 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.98 Mb
ISBN: 388-7-61243-627-3
Downloads: 38691
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gardataxe

I don’t know much about Foucault.

This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with the Devil in return for a life of sensuality and power. I lntroduction definitely recommend this book. Consequently, madness even if disdained or abhorred was a meaningful challenge to reason.

One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past 50 years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial. Prado – – Westview Press.

Gary Gutting Narrated by: Nov 11, Sagely rated it liked it. This was an excellent introduction to the philosopher Foucault as well as the more general ideas of his philosophies and works. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Narrated by: Foucault occasionally noted how the objects of such power structures could themselves internalize the norms whereby they were controlled and so introductuon monitors of their own behavior.

Halperin – – Oxford University Press. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

People who bought this also bought Lists with This Book. Hannah Arendt Narrated by: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Not the easiest introduction but Foucault is not easy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Foucault, however, is especially interested in another mode in which authors can relate to language, one in which the point is not to use language for self-expression but to lose the self in language.


Foucault: A Very Short Introduction by Gary Gutting

Apr 19, Jamille rated it really liked it Shelves: This VSI highlights Foucault’s life and thought, showing his impact on today’s society. Here he is once again Nietzschean, although without the rhetorical violence of The Antichrist: Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from shrot to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Dec 03, John Hill rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Activist groups have also found his theories compelling. Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure.

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.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content. He wanted us to undestand how we are dominated by the use of scientific knowledge to classify and normalise people and people’s behaviors and how we build social structures to minimize this domination. And even when we try to break free of these structures, the social pressures, basic education, intruded education advertisements, etc. In general Foucault work is amazing in the aspect of being original both on the level of the subjects he explored or the methodology he innovated namely Archeology and Geneologyand the Duality of mainstream norms and Marginalized groups both in knowledge and errorand social norms and opposed marginalized groups I am sure a mind challenging journey will wait me in the seas of Foucault’s work and ideas that I need to navigate deeply through them Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


Judith Butler Narrated by: Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order.

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook | Gary Gutting |

Criminology and Criminal Justice. Overall, I would advise anyone who is interested in media and obviously Foucault to definitely read this book. Such wide subjects as modern medicine, the prison system, schooling, madness and asylums, attitudes towards sex, and many others, all coming together into a single system of thought should be sufficient to get anyone excited enough to embark on such a difficult undertaking.

Born in in France, over the course verh his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and aa.

But he thinks that individuals operate in a conceptual environment that determines and limits them in ways of which they cannot be aware.

I saw my own thinking on the tension between history and truth, which is being gradually relieved by contemplating on self. Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life’s most interesting topics. Struggled a little with this one. Choose your country or region Close. Francis Fukuyama Narrated by: