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By attempting a highly original merger of philosophy and history, Michel Foucault set out to revitalize philosophical reflection through several provocative analyses of the Western past. At the time of his death in June , Michel Foucault had become widely known as 'the new Sartre'. By attempting a highly original and daring merger of philosophy and history, he had set out to revitalize Western philosophy with bold, provocative theses on our concepts of madness, the assumtion of science and language, our attitudes to punishment and discipline, and our ideas about sexuality. Finally, he presented new perspectives on the phenomenon of power and its relationship with knowledge. Merquior's is an uninhibited critical assessment of Foucault as 'a historian of the present'.

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He had a doctorate in sociology from the London School of Economics , which was directed by Ernest Gellner. He published books written directly in French, English, Italian, and his native Portuguese. Merquior divided his published works in two segments.

In one the bulk was criticism per se ; in the other the emphasis was the history of ideas , or more specific investigations like the highly esteemed study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Max Weber. Two of his books, Foucault , an often scathing critique of Michel Foucault for the Fontana Modern Masters series, and Western Marxism , were described as "minor classics" by scholar Gregory R.

Merquior was a major supporter of the Fernando Collor de Mello government and wrote many of Collor's public speeches. He died of cancer in January , before Collor's downfall in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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José Guilherme Merquior

He had a doctorate in sociology from the London School of Economics , which was directed by Ernest Gellner. He published books written directly in French, English, Italian, and his native Portuguese. Merquior divided his published works in two segments. In one the bulk was criticism per se ; in the other the emphasis was the history of ideas , or more specific investigations like the highly esteemed study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Max Weber. Two of his books, Foucault , an often scathing critique of Michel Foucault for the Fontana Modern Masters series, and Western Marxism , were described as "minor classics" by scholar Gregory R.

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