Re: Foucault's Nietzsche

To be more exact; quote from p. 261-262 (OT, Tavistock, 1970)

"At the deepest level of Western knowledge, Marxism represents no
real dis-continuity; it has found its place without difficulty, as a full,
quiet, comfortable and, goodness knows, satisfying form for a time (its
own), with an epistemological arrangement that welcomed it gladly (since it
was this arrange-ment that was in fact making room for it) and that it, in
return, had no intentions of disturbing and, above all, no power to modify
even one jot, since it rested entirely upon it. Marxism exists in nineteenth
century thought like a fish in water, it is unable to breathe anywhere else."

>At 18:48 95 10 11 -0500, you wrote:
>>I've been trying for awhile, but with no luck, to track down a passage in
>>Foucault. It runs something like this: "Marx and Freud exist in the
>>nineteenth-century like fish in water. Nietzsche, however, is our
>>I had thought that it was in the final section of The Order of Things, but
>>I can't seem to find it there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>Christoph Cox
>I don't know where Nietzsche swims like a fish, but Marx does it on p. 262
>in my edition of The Order of Things (Tavistock Publ, 1970).
>Look in the end of the section Ricardo in the chapter Labor, life and language.
>Bengt Carlsson


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