Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault

French philosopher, historian and theorist of culture, a prominent representative of modern French structuralism
[L]et us say that we are obliged to produce the truth by the power that demands truth and needs it in order to function: we are forced to tell the truth, we are constrained, we are condemned to admit the truth or to discover it.More Michel Foucault quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One thing in any case is certain: man is neither the oldest nor the most constant problem that has been posed for human knowledge.More Michel Foucault quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Take the notion of tradition: it is intended to give a special temporal status to a group of phenomena that are both successive and identical (or at least similar); it makes it possible to rethink the dispersion of history in the form of the same; it allows a reduction of the difference proper to every beginning, in order to pursue without discontinuity the endless search for origin.More Michel Foucault quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning. If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, do you think that you would have the courage to write it? What is true for writing and for love relationships is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don’t know where it will end.More Michel Foucault quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library.More Michel Foucault quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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