From: Diviya Upadhyay <diviya.upadhyay@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 04:13:54 -0700
I have only descended on this mailing list by a discussion here and there
so interesting to c people be so happy about foucault. I dont him well
enough to make presentations on him or myself but running into few essays
here and there...I have managed to claim lots of things to my SELF. For
one...if i had enough time and place and sustainbility to my flashes of
genius...would do everything he said and did...LIKE THAT.
I live everywhere that for now is Dehradun and Delhi, India. Did my masters
in literature from Delhi University. Worked and work across all tools of
information dessimination... primary source of info-generation and
interpretations is people-travelling and its articulation finds
time-space-energy-withthefourthquadrant-as-quantumphysics within the
nomansland-I,ME-MYSELF. The OTHER for me then becomes the narratives of
LIVING A LIFE thrown in with the cultural-socio-political-economic exchanges
I must have with the givens, not-givens and the resenteds.
So that is that and i walk into this list to find more I-ME-MYSELFS and the
OTHERS. In between if u guys feel i shud be on the other lists...please
inform. I am a late-bloomer...like I am 27 years old and i still no nothing
and know nothing... so the call of the day becomes call out my name on the
dusty street at night and i will arch my back for you to pass...And i still
dont know lot of people under study here on this mailing list.
The dialogue above reads sounds looks a blog but it is not...am definite Mr
Foucault would know where am i cming from...so lets see where i go...
On 10/4/05, Mongrain Jean-François <jean.frm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "Le diagnostic ainsi entendu n'établit pas le constat de notre identité
> par le jeu des distinctions. Il établit que nous sommes différence, que
> notre raison c'est la différence des discours, notre histoire la différence
> des temps, notre moi la différence des masques. Que la différence, loin
> d'être origine oubliée et recouverte, c'est cette dispersion que nous sommes
> et que nous faisons."
> "Diagnosis thus heard does not establish the report about our identity by
> the game of distinctions. It etablish that we are difference, that our
> reason is the difference of discourses, our history the difference of times,
> our self the difference of masks. That difference, far from being a covered
> up and forgotten origine, is this dispersion that we are and that we do/make
> Michel Foucault, L'archéologie du savoir, Gallimard, Bibliothèque des
> sciences humaines, 1969, pp.172-173. My translation.
> Presenting something as the "self", my "self", on a mailing list about
> Michel Foucault is a tricky thing to do. Even more when english is your
> second language, and that you're unsure of the effects your discourses will
> produce on a eventual reader, since your practice of reading english is
> somewhat limited. Even more if you take into acount that the "self" is, for
> Foucault, a product of history, discourses and practices rather than being
> their origine. What will be the "self" of this presentation ? What will you
> read about "my" self in this text which is not "mine" ?
> But this mailing-list have its own set of rules for presenting the self :
> "you are invited to present yourself and your interests briefly."
> Let's comply.
> My name is Jean-François Mongrain. Im a student in philosophy at the
> University of Montreal, in Québec, Canada, where I'm finishing my master
> degree research, which consist in a reflexive reading of the Archeology of
> Knowledge. My primary language, or "natural" language is French. I'm also
> well acquainted with Lyotard, Bachelard and Kant. Add a little bit of
> Deleuze, Derrida, Heidegger, Witggenstein, Bergson, Ricoeur, and you may see
> me as a kind of "specialist" in formation in the field of contemporary
> "continental" philosophy, even if I doubt such a clear distinction is
> necessary or desirable to make.
> I'm interrested in William James and in C.S. Pierce, and any help offered
> to start reading them would be appreciated.
> I possess the (almost) complete work of Foucault here, exept for one or
> two books, so I may have access to texts you don't have a translation for,
> and I'll be glad to share, even if my translation skills are far from
> perfect. On the other side, please be patient if I don't know about a
> specific text; Foucault wrote a lot, and only a part is available in
> english, that may not be the one I have read.
> I will also gladly provide the text of my master degree (in french), under
> open licensing, to anyone who wants to read it. I'ts almost complete now,
> I'm just waiting for the approval of my director.
> So, this is, I guess, my "brief" self. I'm glad to have found an open
> community like this one, and I hope that I can contribute to the quality of
> the reflexion present on this mailing list.
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