Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 22:43:02 -0600
I found your quotation regarding F.'s writing and fiction very interesting.
Could you please give the reference?
At 06:48 PM 11/8/96 -0600, Nicholas Dronen wrote:
>Ferda Keskin wrote:
>> > It seems that in some respects Foucault's work is the
>> >historico-philosophical application of ideas and interests that
>> >occurred within the framework of Foucault's life alone. Foucault was
>> >writing an applied version of himself.
>> > Nicholas
>> This is probably the most dangerous interpretation of Foucault's work.
>> Such interpretations lead to such disasters as James Miller's "The
>> Passion of Michel Foucault" and to excuses to dismiss the
>> ethical/political substance and implications of his work (just
>> another version of "the argumentum ad hominem": the guy was fucked
>> up, so was the work!) What if we knew nothing about Foucault's
>> private life? Would we have less to say about his work than we do
>> about Blanchot's?
> What you say about the ad hominem approach may be true for some
>commentaries on Foucault, but I was simply trying to point out (as he
>himself stated in interviews) that his writings are a sort of fiction
>and that those fictions were, for Foucault, useful in his political
>life. What's the danger in that?
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