Michel Foucault : topologies of thought : thinking-otherwise between knowledge, power and self
Robinson, Keith A. (1995) Michel Foucault : topologies of thought : thinking-otherwise between knowledge, power and self. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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If something new has appeared in philosophy and that "this work is as
beautiful as those it challenges"
we shall see that it all takes place
in a new dimension, "which we might call a diagonal dimension, a sort of
distribution of points, groups or figures that no longer simply act as
an abstract framework but actually exist in space".
The spaces that
constitute this immanent dimension are topological or as Foucault says -
We shall designate these heterotopologies:
Knowledge, Power and Self. Although these sites are irreducible to each
other they seep into and 'capture' each other through a series of
multiple and complex relations in such a way as to suspect, neutralise
or invert the set of relations that they happen to designate, mirror or
reflect. If within these sites subjects, objects and concepts disappear
it is only in order to 'disperse' or 'distribute' them according to
their variable functions and make them reappear again, released of their
'self-evidence', in a new space of immanence. Each heterotopology is
capable of juxtaposing within itself and outside of itself, or rather
across its folded surfaces, several formed spaces that are not
isomorphic or even compatible but are heterogeneous and communicate with
or 'encounter' each other through a pure transmission of elements.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 -- Criticism and interpretation, Knowledge, Theory of, Power (Philosophy), Self (Philosophy)|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Philosophy|
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