From: malgosia askanas <ma@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 07:44:31 -0400 (EDT)
Doug, I think that what you keep trying to ask is this. Is there anything
in Foucault -- and if so, what? -- that draws limits to the interpretation
of, say, Foucault's notion of "trangression"? Is it just because Foucault
is mostly read by a bunch of academics, and thus not treated with complete
seriousness, that people don't, under the influence of his writings, engage
in murder and eye-ripping in the name of "experimenting with one's limits"?
Or is there anything in Foucault writings that circumscribes this
"experimentation"? Could someone "experiment" with mass murder and still be,
so to speak, a good Foucauldian?
Is this what you're trying to ask? I don't think I have anything to offer
by way of answer, but this is the first time that I feel like maybe I understand