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  1. The answer to this question can be found in James Miller's intellectual biography of Michel Foucault, ” Be Cruel!”

    “The most striking manifestation of his eccentricity was his nails: he grew them out and did not cut them, as he once explained, because he lacked “the usual protection for the pads of his fingers”: he could not “touch an object, especially a cloth, with the tips of his fingers without experiencing acute pain.”

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