Re: request help in tracking a reference


My first guess was right: it's in the interview Fons Elders conducted with
Chomsky & Foucault. Dits et ecrits, Vol II, pp. 504-5. The English ref I can
give is In Davidson's Foucault and his Interlocutors, p138, but it is also
in Reflexive Water (ed. Elders), and probably cited by Rabinow in his
introduction to the Foucault Reader.

Best wishes


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Robert Douglas <Ian_Robert_Douglas@xxxxxxxxx>
To: foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 08:47
Subject: request help in tracking a reference

> does anyone recognise this quotation of Foucault? I cannot for the life
>of me remember where its from, and I lost the exact reference in a mountain
>of papers. Any help _much_ appreciated.
>"It seems to me that the idea of justice in itself is an idea which in
>effect has been invented and put to work in different types of societies as
>an instrument of a certain political and economic power or as a weapon
>against that power .. One can't .. put these notions forward to justify a
>fight which should .. overthrow the very fundaments of our society." --
>Michel Foucault
>best wishes,
>Ian R. Douglas | Watson Institute for International Studies
>Brown University, Box 1831, Providence, RI 02912 USA
>tel: 401 863-2420 fax: 401 863-2192
> "Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons,
> It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep
> with the earth." - Walt Whitman

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