Timothy O’Leary, Foucault and Fiction: The Experience Book

Foucault Studies, No. 8, pp. 151-154, February 2010

4 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2016

Date Written: Feb 2010

Abstract

In this book review, Marc Trabsky examines Timothy O’Leary's Foucault and Fiction: The Experience Book. The experience book, in the words of O’Leary, “tears us away from ourselves and leaves us no longer the same as before.” (2) O’Leary questions how literature encourages readers “to modify [their] experience, in the sense that [they] would no longer experience the world in the same way as before.” (147) In short, he explores how fiction extols us to ”think otherwise.” Following his exceptional first book, Foucault and the Art of Ethics (2002), O’Leary offers here an insightful exegesis of an ethics of fiction, an art that transforms readers’ experience of the world by daring them to think differently.

Suggested Citation

Trabsky, Marc, Timothy O’Leary, Foucault and Fiction: The Experience Book (Feb 2010). Foucault Studies, No. 8, pp. 151-154, February 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2786429 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2786429

Marc Trabsky (Contact Author)

La Trobe Law School ( email )

La Trobe University
Melbourne, VIC 3086 3086
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://scholars.latrobe.edu.au/display/mtrabsky

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