Re: The Object of Discipline

Produce, I think would be the most common answer, although Russell Keat did
an excellent article in Radical Philosophy which argued that Foucault also
had a repressive Hypothesis. As you seem to be pointing out though there is
a tension which arises with the use of the word 'disciplinary'.

>I am currently reading Discipline and Punish and I need a little
>clarification. According to Foucault, "the art of punishing in the
>regime of disciplinary power is aimed neither at expiation, nor even
>precisely at repression." Then what, according to Foucault, does
>disciplinary punishment aim to do?
>Thank You
>William Bock

"What I try to achieve is the history of the relations which
thought maintains with truth; the history of thought insofar as it is the
thought of truth. All those who say truth does not exist for me are
simple minded."

Colin Wight
Department of International Politics
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
SY23 3DA


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