Monday, June 4, 2012

Foucault on Analysis

I read today in an Interview of Foucault the admission by Foucault: "All my analyses are against the idea of universal necessities in human existences. They show ..."

The only thing such an "analysis" can show is the prejudice of the author who is arguing against what he does not like. The expression "analysis against" is not much more than a contradictio in adiecto. A completely objective analysis may indeed be impossible, but this does not mean one should give up at the beginning.

It's this defeatism that has bothered me from the beginning about this author. Nor does it have much to do with Nietzsche in my view.

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