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Michel Foucault on Art

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. 42 more words


Foucault’s manual for Anti-Fascism (with some notes)

In his introduction to Deleuze and Guatarri’s Anti-Oedipus, Michel Foucault summarised the book into seven points which, he suggested, could serve as a guide for the everyday life of any anti-fascist. 450 more words


Notational, No. 15

Foucault saw psychoanalysis as an essentially sinister moment in the exercise of power in Western history. While psychoanalysis can certainly be shown to have served a massive power strategy of normativizing subjectivity, its very effectiveness in that inglorious role could be said to depend on the accuracy of the psychic profile it has drawn.

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Foucault, Cassian and the money changer

Between these poles of training in thought and training in reality, melete and gymnasia, there are a whole series of intermediate possibilities. Epictetus provides the best example of the middle ground between these poles.

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Foucault & The Would-Be Drunk Drivers

This is a slightly modified version of a short essay I wrote for a class: Marxist and Post Marxist Approaches to Cultural Studies. This blogpost is cross-posted on my… 1,575 more words


Spivak - a few horrifying notes

The one clear thing about “Can the Subaltern speak?” is that it has been a tremendously influential essay, stirring up debate for 25+ years, and still going strong. 2,806 more words


The History of Neitzsche's Jeans

*This was another difficult one. I shall come back to post about it.*