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Entries from May 2020

May 31st, 2020 · No Comments

“I lay and watched the stars come out by thousands, till all the immense arch of heaven was strewn with glittering points, and every point a world! Here was a glorious sight by which man might well measure his own insignificance! Soon I gave up thinking about it, for the mind wearies easily when it […]

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Tags: H. Rider Haggard · Lit & Crit

May 30th, 2020 · No Comments

“In this world there are people who are so lonely thateach hand reaching out to them is like a candle ina dark cave.” – Peycho Kanev, “The Hope” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Verandah

May 29th, 2020 · No Comments

“Now let us love and take that which is given us, and be happy; for in the grave there is no love and no warmth, nor any touching of the lips.” – H. Rider Haggard, She Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 28th, 2020 · No Comments

Life is not worth the trouble of life, except when one is in love.” – H. Rider Haggard, She Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 27th, 2020 · No Comments

“The political, ethical, social, philosophical problem of our days is not to try to liberate the individual from the state, and from the state’s institutions, but to liberate us both from the state and from the type of individualization which is linked to the state. We have to promote new forms of subjectivity through the […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law

May 26th, 2020 · No Comments

“Since Kant, the role of philosophy is to prevent reason from going beyond the limits of what is given in experience; but from the same moment—that is, since the development of the modern state and the political management of society—the role of philosophy is also to keep watch over the excessive powers of political rationality. […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 25th, 2020 · No Comments

“The Greek wise man, the Jewish prophet, the Roman legislator are still models that haunt those, who today, practice the profession of speaking and writing.” – Michel Foucault, Telos 161 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault

May 24th, 2020 · No Comments

“Although almost all of the intellectuals in France have felt, since the revolution, that society is in a major crisis which puts it in peril, there is presumably a consensus among administrators, expressed in their memos to each other, that things are basically in hand and that the general welfare and productivity of the population […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“The advance of bio-power is contemporary with the appearance and proliferation of the very categories of anomalies—the delinquent, the pervert, and so on—that technologies of power and knowledge were supposedly designed to eliminate. The spread of normalization operates through the creation of abnormalities which it then must treat and reform. By identifying the anomalies scientifically, […]

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Tags: Economics · Michel Foucault · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law

May 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

“Suppose that the prison, and no doubt punishment in general, is not intended to eliminate offenses, but rather to distinguish them, to distribute them, to use them: that it is not so much that they render docile those who are liable to transgress the law but that they tend to assimilate the transgression of the […]

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Tags: Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 21st, 2020 · No Comments

“People know what they do; they frequently know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.” – Michel Foucault (quoted by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow in Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 20th, 2020 · No Comments

“Power is not a commodity, a position, a prize, or a plot; it is the operation of the political technologies throughout the social body. The functioning of these political rituals of power is exactly what sets up the nonegalitarian, asymmetrical relations. . . . Bio-power escapes from the representation of power as law and advances […]

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Tags: Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 19th, 2020 · No Comments

“The tactics employed in the fight against masturbation offer a clear example of the spread of bio-power as production, not restriction of a discourse. This discourse was built on the belief that all children are endowed with a sexuality which is both natural and dangerous. Consequently, both the individual and collective interest converged in efforts […]

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Tags: Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 18th, 2020 · No Comments

“In traditional forms of power, like that of the sovereign, power itself is made visible, brought out in the open, put constantly on display. The multitudes are kept in the shadows, appearing only at the edges of power’s brilliant glow. Disciplinary power reverses these relations. Now, it is power itself which seeks invisibility and the […]

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Tags: Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 17th, 2020 · No Comments

“In disciplinary technology, the internal organization of space depends on the principle of elementary partitioning into regular units. This space is based on a principle of presences and absences. In such a simple coding, each slot in the grid is assigned a value. These slots facilitate the application of discipline to the body. . . […]

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Tags: Economics · Jean Piaget · Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 16th, 2020 · No Comments

“Discipline proceeds by the organization of individuals in space, and it therefore requires a specific enclosure of space. In the hospital, the school, or the military field, we find a reliance on an orderly grid. Once established, this grid permits the due distribution of the individuals to be disciplined and supervised; this procedure facilitates the […]

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Tags: Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 15th, 2020 · No Comments

“Discipline is a technique, not an institution. It functions in such a way that it could be massively, almost totally appropriated in certain institutions (houses of detention, armies) or used for precise ends in others (schools, hospitals); it could be employed by preexisting authorities (disease control) or by parts of the judicial state apparatus (police). […]

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Tags: Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 14th, 2020 · No Comments

“From the idea that the state has its own nature and its own finality, to the idea that man is the true object of the state’s power, as far as he produces a surplus strength, as far as he is a living, working, speaking being, as far as he constitutes a society, and as far […]

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May 13th, 2020 · No Comments

“The eighteenth-century humanist discourse of equality fired political movements of an unprecedented scale. But at the same time, in a quieter way, tighter discipline in manufacturing workshops, regimented corvées of vagabonds, and increased police surveillance of every member of the society assured the growth of a set of relations which were not and could not […]

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May 12th, 2020 · No Comments

“Power is tolerable only on condition that it mask a substantial part of itself. Its success is proportional to its ability to hide its own mechanisms.” – Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction (trans. Robert Hurley) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault · Politics & Law

May 11th, 2020 · No Comments

“The rationality of the abominable is a fact of contemporary history. But this does not give to irrationality any special rights.” – Michel Foucault (quoted in L’Impossible Prison, trans. unknown) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault

May 10th, 2020 · No Comments

“Power is domination. All it can do is forbid, and all it can command is obedience. Power, ultimately, is repression; repression, ultimately, is the imposition of the law; the law, ultimately, demands submission.” – Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 9th, 2020 · No Comments

“History is not the progress of universal reason. It is the play of rituals of power, humanity advancing from one domination to another.” – Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 8th, 2020 · No Comments

“The world is not a play which simply masks a truer reality that exists behind the scenes. It is as it appears.” – Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 7th, 2020 · No Comments

“The story of history is one of accidents, dispersion, chance events, lies—not the lofty development of Truth or the concrete embodiment of Freedom.” – Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 6th, 2020 · No Comments

“Once man sees himself as involved in the world, and for that very reason its sovereign, he enters into a strange relation with his own involvements. His use of a language that he does not master, his inherence in a living organism he does not fully penetrate with thought, and the desires that he cannot […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Michel Foucault

May 5th, 2020 · No Comments

“Man errs. Man does not merely stray into errancy. He is always astray in errancy.” – Martin Heidegger, Basic Writings (ed. David Farrell Krell) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Martin Heidegger

May 4th, 2020 · No Comments

“Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the two sexes.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Oscar Wilde

May 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

“Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Oscar Wilde

May 2nd, 2020 · No Comments

“It is the growth of the moral sense in women that makes marriage such a hopeless, one-sided institution.” – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Oscar Wilde