Sunday, January 29, 2017

Michel Foucault Documentary

By chance, Chloe mentioned, which is a very unusual resource on the World Wide Web. Ubu is deliberately maintained in an anachronistic form, but it has many wonderful features, like this Michel Foucault Documentary:
The 1993 documentary film above, Michel Foucault: Beyond Good and Evil, explores the philosopher and his complex and controversial life through interviews with colleagues and biographers and re-enactments of Foucault’s storied exploits in the American counterculture. Biographer James Miller points out that Foucault was “preoccupied with exploring states that were beyond normal everyday experience… drugs, certain forms of eroticism,” as a way to “reconfigure the world and his place in it.” In this, says anthropologist Paul Rabinow, Foucault sought to resurrect the questions that sober analytic philosophy had largely abandoned: questions about what it means to be human, beyond the social categories we take as natural and given.

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