From: "John S. Ransom" <dickinson@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 19:50:13 +0100
See, for instance, _The Foucault Reader_, pp. 349-350 for Foucault's use of
the "tool" metaphor.
He talks about theory as a toolkit directly in the interview "Power and
Strategies" in _Power/Knowledge_, p. 145.
Da: Anaspinoza <anaspinoza@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
A: foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Data: Sunday, January 17, 1999 5:39 PM
Oggetto: RE: Adorno's influence in Foucault
>>Where does Foucault say this, or for that mattter Wittgenstein?
>>>About the links between Foucault and Wittgenstein (there are many,
>>>with the second Wittgenstein), I remember that Foucault took from
>>>Wittgenstein the metaphore of the box of tools, when he says that anyone
>>>can take his concepts as if they were tools, and use them without
>>>who created them.
>Both ideas are very well known in Foucault4s and in Wittgensteins writings.
>The metaphor of Wittgenstein is in Philosophical Investigations. The one of
>Foucault probably is in What is an author?, or perhaps -I4m not sure- in
>mots et les choses.