Re: Secondary Sources

Hi Andrew,

>> At 18:11 23/09/97 -0500, Andrew Herman wrote:

>the actual reading of Foucault's texts merely
>confirms in increasingly predictable ways the original reception of the
>symbol. Thus, if Foucault the symbol represents the flighty, bombastic,
>overdrawn, incoherent, overexposed, merely (and briefly) fashionable
>Continental intellectual, a certain reading follows: Foucault prefers
>people over Enlightenment reason; opposes hospitals; is capable of
>unreadable prose; thinks ripping people apart with horses is better
>putting them in prison; first characterizes the whole West as a
>nightmare of inescapable power, and then without missing a beat tells
>to turn our lives into works of art.

I like it! A good summary of the "lieux communs" about Foucault!

Your definition of the specific intellectual is quite limited... But I
imagine you go further in your book?

>Introduction: Rethinking "Critique"
>I Confronting New Forms of Power
>II Disciplines and the Individual
>III Governmentality and the Population
>IV Genealogy in the Disciplinary Age
>V The "Plebeian Aspect"
>VI Politics, Norms, and the Self

Interresting menu... When will it be available in bookshops?

____________ Alexandre Brassard Desjardins ___________

=C9tudiant au doctorat Doctoral candidate
D=E9p. de science politique Dept of Political Science
Universit=E9 York York University

"=C0 l'impossible tout intellectuel est tenu"
(Braudel 1958, 736)

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