Re: Help with a paper

Have you seen:

Fleman, Shoshana, 1985, Writing and Madness, Cornell Press (Translated from

"The belief in truth is precisely madness" Nietzsche

Lionel Boxer CD PhD MBA - 0411267256 - lboxer@xxxxxxxxxxx
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In 1976 Michale Foucualt said: ... terrorism ... has a totally opposite
effect which is to make the bourgeois class even more closely attached to
its ideology ... (original in French) 'Le Savoir Comme Crime'

>From: Natalya Stepanova <nstepanova@xxxxxxxxx>
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>To: foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Help with a paper
>Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 18:11:36 -0700 (PDT)
>Hi, everyone,
>I happened upon your discussion of Derrida and
>Foucault's debate over Descartes' passage on madness.
>I'm currently taking a class on French moral
>philosophy, where we're reading, among others, these 3
>writers, and I was just thinking about working on that
>Since I haven't had a whole lot of exposure to
>philosophy until recently, I always struggle for a
>possible subject for my final papers - it seems to me
>that nearly everything has been written and by much
>better minds...
>So, it was easy to say that I was going to work on
>madness in those 3 writers, but what exactly am I
>going to try to prove?
>I'd appreciate any ideas as for what might be worth
>exploring or any other possible help as for what
>should the goal of a paper in a philosophy class be.
>I do not necessarily have to work on madness at all,
>so if you have other interesting ideas that have
>nothing to do with it, they'd be greatly appreciated
>as well - the readings we're doing include Seneque,
>Montaigne, Bossuet, Turgot, Comte, Fourier, Satrtre,
>Camus, and many others.
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