Re: [Foucault-L] Proof check in Order of Things

Hi Alastair,
the quotation you provide seems to be correct. the same sentence in the 1966
Gallimard edition reads:
"Le langage n'est que la répresentation des mots; la nature n'est que la
représentation des êtres; le besoin n'est que la représentation du besoin."
The point being, as I understand it, that felt 'need' - qua object of
political economy or the 'science des richesses' - coincides with/is nothing
other than its own representation, rather than being a 'representation of'
something else.
hope this sheds a bit of light on the matter.

Alasdair McMillan
Ph.D II / Graduate Assistant
Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies<>
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On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Alastair Kemp <alastair.kemp@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hi
> I'm reading The Routledge Classics 2002 first published, 2nd reprint for
> 2006 copy of Order of Things.
> On page 227, Chapter 6: Exchanging, Section VIII Desire and Reproduction,
> lines 14-16 it states
> "Language is simply the representation of words; nature is simply the
> representation of words; need is simply the representation of need."
> Surely the 'need' in bold is a proof typo? Shouldn't it be 'wealth'?
> Anyone enlighten me?
> all the best
> Alastair Kemp
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