This rich collection of interviews and other writings, many of them published here for the first time in English, focuses on the cultural vision that characterised Foucault's later work. In them Foucault rethinks notions such as truth, history, the social self, and ethics from both a philosophical and a social science perspective. The essays develop his dialogue with the masters of modern thought - Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and Weber - and contrast his theories with theirs. This is a guide to Foucault's thought for the modern reader, written by Foucault himself. A lucid and thought-provoking introduction by Lawrence Kritzman evaluates Foucault's priceless legacy to the intellectual life of the twentieth century.
Lawrence D. Kritzman is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth.