Beatrice Hans book is a monograph-length examination of the coherence of
Foucault's notion of the historical a priori. She has a critical exchange
with Gary Gutting about that too.
Marc Djaballa's dissertation, published now as a book, is a comparative
examination of the a priori in Foucault and Kant.
There is a grad student at UChicago (can't remember the name... Finnish I
think) who is trying to use Robert Brandom's understanding of
rule-following to underwrite Foucault's notion of regimes of truth. I think
you can find some of his conference papers around the web.
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Nathaniel Roberts <npr4@xxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> Another place something like a "regime of truth" is discussed is in "The
> Discourse on Language," a lecture published as an appendix of the English
> version of Archaelology of Knowledge. The phrase "regime of truth" is not
> used here, but the phrase is used in the interview entitled "Truth and
> Power" in Power/Knowledge:
> "Each society has its regime of truth, its 'general politics' of truth:
> that is, the types of discourse which it accepts and makes function as
> true; the mechanisms and instances which enable one to distinguish true and
> false statements, the means by which each is sanctioned; the techniques and
> procedures accorded value in the acquisition of truth; the status of those
> who are charged with saying what counts as true." p. 131.
> Another source I've found useful in thinking about this is Ian Hacking's
> essay in a edited volume entitled _Rationality and Relativism_ (eds. Martin
> Hollis and Steven Lukes). What is particularly interesting about this essay
> is that Hacking never refers to Foucault, and I think it was actually
> before he had encountered Foucault's work. And yet he hits upon something
> strikingly similar, in what he calls the "true of false": the idea being
> that there are preconditions which determine which kinds of statements can
> even count as potentially true (and therefore also as potentially false),
> and that these preconditions are themselves culturally and historically
> This is a topic I've been trying to think more about lately, and I'd
> appreciate any further leads. (I actually attempted to send an inquire
> along these lines to the list 2 or 3 weeks ago, but I accidentally sent it
> from the wrong account and it got bounced... and I never got around to
> re-sending it.)
> If anyone would like to take a closer look at the Hacking essay, please
> contact me off list.
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM, Karskens, M.L.J. (Machiel) <
> mkarskens@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Apart from the works you have mentioned already, the Cours of 1970-1971
> > Lecons sur la Volonté de Savoir can be very helpful.
> > However, as far as I could see, the expression 'regime de la vérité' is
> > not used there, but all its elements and characteristics are discussed
> > there; Nietzsche's theory of truth as a (violent) practice is explicitly
> > discussed in the chapter "Lecon sur Nietzesche".
> > Fou. himself still uses here the expressions volonté de vérité or
> > de vérité.
> > In my opinion he is transforming here discourse of truth into
> > power/knowledge which will be tranformed lateron (end of the seventies)
> > regimes of truth and different forms of parrhèsia.
> > ----- "goran gaber" <goran.gaber@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > From: "goran gaber" <goran.gaber@xxxxxxxx>
> > > To: foucault-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Sent: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 3:26:37 PM
> > > Subject: [Foucault-L] Regimes of truth
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I'm looking for Foucault's own clarifications on the concept "regime
> > > de verite" as well as any other secondary sources on this matter -
> > > would be very grateful for bibliography indications.
> > >
> > > Best, Goran
> > >
> > >
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