From: "SAM G TAYLOR" <taylorsam35@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 13:55:25 -0600
Thanks for letting me know, I'm at the point where I need to discuss Foucault's alternative to violent revolts.
I've wanted to pick that book up, I guess I have to now. Does Foucault examine the revolutionary subject as a type or does he examine the subject as a starting point for revolutionary change (Like struggles against modes of subjectiion in the Subject and Power).
This leads me to a more general question, can anyone think of an example of innovative subjectivity, like the type alluded to in What is Enlightenment?
“it’s the destruction of what we are as well as the creation of a completely different thing, a total innovation.”
I relate this quote to another in the same piece:
"We must transform the field of social institutions into a field of experimentation, in order to determine which levers to turn and which bolts to loosen in order to bring about the desired effects."
What type of experimentation could Foucault be referring to?
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 15:13:40 -0400
Subject: Re: [Foucault-L] Introduction-Sam Taylor
Sounds great--you may want to read the new lectures (1981-1982) "The Hernanuetics of the Subject" where he poses the question about the revolutionary subject--it's an area that hasn't been written about much!
David Lee Carlson, Ed.D
Department of English
Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Hunter College, CUNY
From: SAM G TAYLOR <taylorsam35@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 12:27:53 -0600
Subject: [Foucault-L] Introduction-Sam Taylor
I'm a senior at Utah Valley State College finishing my last semester. I became
interested in Foucault last year in a class dedicated to his works. I'm
currently writing a senior thesis that examines Foucault's enigma of revolution
and its relation to subjectivity and freedom. Ultimately, I compare these ideas
with Kant's prohibition against revolution, his ideas concerning subjectivity
and freedom. I'm currently working on their difference conceptions of the State
and how the individual is constituted in relation to the State.
I joined this list to look at Foucault in fresh and intersting ways.
Thanks, I hope to read many interesting conversations.
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