Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Michel Foucault

French Philosopher, Social Theorist and Historian of Ideas

"You see that's why I really work like a dog, and I worked like a dog all my life. I am not interested in the academic status of what I am doing because my problem is my own transformation... This transformation of one's self by one's knowledge, one's practice is, I think, something rather close the aesthetic experience. Why should a painter work if he is not transformed by his own painting?"