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[Xmca-l] Re: Foucault



Where's the 'Like' button?, Phillip -  so many of the threads on xmca are
fascinating, although I canoften only crwl paiinfully through the specific
'jargon'/register/vocabulary of any particular discipline / area

Tom (an intermittent interloper)

On 17 September 2014 02:53, White, Phillip <Phillip.White@ucdenver.edu>
wrote:

>
> as you write, Martin, yes, they had similar descriptions of their work
>
> "Foucault came to describe his work overall as a "historical ontology of
> ourselves." Certainly both Sartre and Merleau-Ponty were philosophers on
> ontology, and of history."
>
> the difference is, i believe, that Foucault identified with those peoples
> who have been marginalized: prisoners, those deemed mentally ill, and
> homosexuals.  he said that his writings were autobiography.  and i've come
> to understand my own work as a way of autobiography.  i've begun to think
> of theory as a way of autobiography.
>
> i believe that i recognize a great deal of autobiography performed here on
> xmca - just as one sees autobiography performed at a cocktail party.
> (that's a great metaphor!)
>
> p
>
>