AESTHETICS is the second in a three-volume, definitive collection of Michel Foucault's articles, interviews and seminars. It focuses primarily upon the philosophy, literature and other works of the imagination which have informed Foucault's particular engagement with ethics and power and includes Foucault's arresting commentaries on the work of de Sade, Rousseau, Marx, Nietzsche, Roussel and Boulez. 'A magnificent, essential compendium, in the absence of which the man, the thinker and his thought would have been amputated, unfinished and incompletely understood' -- Liberation
Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Books by Foucault in Penguin include The History of Sexuality (3 vols) and Discipline and Punish. Paul Rabinow is Professor of Anthropologyat the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of The Foucault Reader, published by Penguin.