Re: Foucault/Derrida (fwd)

On Wed, 15 Feb 1995, Christoph Schirmer wrote:
> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 18:19:10 +0200 (IST)
> >From: Gabriel Ash <ggabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> >Hi,
> >=09I am asking some h**p : In 'writting and difference' Derrida has=20
> >an essay in which he is analyzing and criticizing Foucault's=20
> >'Madness & civilization'. I think I know that Foucault has somewhere=20
> >answered the critique, could someone please give me the reference ?=20
> >Thanks
> Hi,
> Foucault answer can be found in the appendix of the second French edition=
> Folie et d=E9raison (Paris [Gallimard] 1969).

Yes. There's an English translation somewhere. Derrida has
extended this debate very recently, in an article published
in *Critical Inquiry* just last year, entitled "To Do Justice
to Freud*. He threads back through *Folie et deraison* and reopens the
debate, all the while claiming that he's not reopening it because,
after all, Foucault's dead and it's impolite to carry on a=20
discussion with a dead man, not to mention impolite etc. etc. =20
This time, though, he moves through *Folie et deraison* by focusing
on references to Freud, not Descartes. I don't think one can
afford not to take this article into account, if you're=20
working through the layers of the debate.

David Kellogg=09=09=09No ideas but in things.
University Writing Program =09 =09--William Carlos Williams
Duke University =09=09=20
Durham, NC 27708=09=09No ideas in things, either.
kellogg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx=09=09=09--John Ashbery


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