Pages 81-83

c/o John Hartmann:

>I know this is getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but
>from pages 81-83, Foucault seems to be critiquing Deleuze's notion of
>desire. He writes,
>"They [meaning repression of instincts and law of desire, see 82]
>both rely on a common presentation of power which, depending on the
>use made of it and the position it is accorded with respect to
>desire, leads to to contrary results: either to the promise of a
>'liberation,' if power is seen as having only an external hold on
>desire, or if it is constitutive of desire itself, to the
>affirmation: you are always-already trapped." (83)

And again, I point to the "they" not being an all-mammoth "they" at times.
But forces can work in collusion, and try to...

well, using that eating analogy, which Mitchell Wilson used so well--

imagine that you are a vegetarian, and for lunch you want...

a bean sprouts sandwich with garbanzo beans. Something like that,
at least.
That's what you DESIRE.

But your only choices at the restaurant are:

boiled fish


fried hamburger

-----Randall Albright

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