As you may or may not know, French philosopher Michel Foucault was one of the most crucial figures in 20th-century Western philosophy.
That adorable bald head delivered keystone ideas like disciplinary institution, épistémè, power-knowledge, and discursive formation to the realms of post-structuralist and post-modernist thinking.
Brains AND beauty, right?
But before the Foucauldian cue ball became iconic to all liberal arts kids everywhere, this wonderful and brilliant man sported hair!
That's right! Foucauldian follicles!!*
*I'm not sorry.
Just imagine... the articulate brilliance that must have been captured in this golden moment from Michel's youth.
Unfortunately, the world lost Michel too early in 1984 at the age of 57 when he passed away due to health complications from HIV/AIDS.
But it's safe to say that his academic legacy lives on.
His body of work has gone on to influence many other academic minds, including Gilles Deleuze, David Halperin, Giorgio Agamben, and Judith Butler — not to mention countless undergrads and PhD students spending too much time in the library.