Skip to main content
Harvard University Press - home
The Passion of Michel Foucault

The Passion of Michel Foucault

James Miller

ISBN 9780674001572

Publication date: 04/14/2000

Based on extensive new research and a bold interpretation of the man and his texts, The Passion of Michel Foucault is a startling look at one of this century's most influential philosophers. It chronicles every stage of Foucault's personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.


  • Miller gives us the portrait of a vibrant, incandescent, fearless, and luminous mind--yes, perhaps self-destructive and all too human, but one that can never be accused of banality, mediocrity, pettiness, or naiveté.

    —New York Times Book Review


  • James Miller is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research.

Book Details

  • 492 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press