Re: Wright's Request

I would be interested in know, if you can describe it, how an oral
culture plays out in terms of theory, or does it? For books can of course
also be problematic loci of power.

Does orality figure into the university system? Does it figure into a
Philippine philosophical tradition?

(You can reply off-list if you feel that this is off Foucault, but I
think it is very germane to a philosopher associated with writing and
analyses of power.)


On Thu, 15 Sep 1994, Rafael A. Acuna wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Sep 1994, steven meinking wrote:
> > Also, Foucault seemed to always be the best at explaining Foucault. So
> > anytime you can acquire a book with some of his interviews, do so.
> > Titles by Foucault include _Language, Counter-Memory, Practice_,
> > _Power/Knowledge_, _Politics, Philosophy, Culture_, and the _Foucault
> > Reader_ edited by Paul Rabinow.
> You fellows are pretty lucky! In the Philippines, books are luxury
> items. Also, since our culture is oral, very few can stand the rigors of
> reading Foucault, let alone Derrida! If anyone has information on
> programs, plans, or projects involving donations of old books and things
> like that to developing countries, especially the works of Foucault,
> please let me know.
> I hope you don't mind if I write this. Even though it does not discuss
> Foucault's works, I suppose it has something to do with encouraging the
> influence of French and German thought as challenges to
> colonialization and imperialism in my country.
> Rafael Acuna
> Ateneo de Manila University
> ralph@xxxxxxxxxxx

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