Re: Intro to Foucault

On Sat, 14 Oct 1995, Sam Vagenas wrote:

> I was surprised that I no one has mentioned the classic _Michel Foucault:
> Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics_ by Hubert Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow.
> Also Foucault's numerous essays and interviews are very accessible and a
> good place to start, including _Language, Countermemory, Practice_ ed.
> Donald Bouchard, _Michel Foucault: Politics, Philosophy, and Culture_ ed.
> Lawrence Kritzman, and _Power/Knowledge_ ed. Colin Gordon.

I think Drefyfus & Rabinow's book is only useful for those who have
already have a sophisticated grasp of Foucault--there are better texts
for the novice reader. The interviews are the best place to start...they
are lucid, plus you get te gospel straight from the propht himself. :)

David Pekerow


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