From: Darren <darren.smith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 16:20:38 +1000
In his paper on Truth and Power (Foucault, M., "The Foucault Reader"),
Foucault articulates his position against the "universal intellectual"
promoting the "specific intellectual". He associates key phrases such as
"the exemplary", the "just-and-true-for-all", with the universal
intellectual. My argument is that Foucault himself, through his epistemic
and ontological works, has made himself the "universal intellectual" he so
distastes. Is his argument an example of the failure of Western philosophy?
Doesn't he fail on this point?