From: "max neill" <meneilu2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 23:55:25 +0100
I thought marxists argued about some trivial things till I came across the great slash or dash controversy of 2004!
Would I be approaching an understanding of Foucault's approach to power/knowledge (or power-knowledge depending which school one belongs to!)
by thinking of a loose analogy with wave/particle (or wave - particle!) in physics?
"We speak and the word goes beyond us to consequences and ends which we had
not conceived of" Gadamer
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From: "Philip Harris" <philip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 17:41:23 -0000
Subject: Re: Power/Knowledge
> Mark and others
> Doesn't Foucault say somewhere (if I've got time I'll try to hunt it
> down - it's somewhere in the 'Power' volume of "Essential Works")
> that the task of his analyses on Power/Knowledge is to think the
> '/' and that it doesn't mean power AND knowledge or Power'-
> 'Knowledge? This may be wrong (and maybe he did use a hyphen but I
> don't think so and either way this gives a useful insight on
> Foucault's thought on the 'relation' as precisely that - relational).
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> From: "Mark Kelly" <mgekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2004 1:28 PM
> Subject: Power/Knowledge
> hi list
> another question. I was wondering today about the origin of the term/phrase
> 'Power/Knowledge', which a seems to circulate a bit in connection
> with Foucault. It doesn't seem to me to occur in Foucault's own work,
> where the phrase is 'power-knowledge', with a hyphen. It doesn't
> seem to me that these terms are equivalent in meaning. It seems
> likely to me that the origin of power/knowledge is the title of
> Colin Gordon's collection of that name. I'd be particularly
> interested to here Colin's own thoughts about this. Mark
> P.S. thanks to Stuart for that extremely useful review of
> l'hermeneutique, and also Clare for the very valuable ready-
> translated quotes.
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