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Foucault / Blanchot - Maurice Blanchot: The Thought from Outside and Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him

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In these two essays, two of the most important French thinkers of our time reflect on each other's work. In so doing, novelist/essayist Maurice Blanchot and philosopher Michel Foucault develop a new perspective on the relationship between subjectivity, fiction, and the will to truth. The two texts present reflections on writing, language, and representation which question ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 30th 1987 by Zone Books (first published 1966)
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Alex Obrigewitsch
Sep 03, 2015 Alex Obrigewitsch rated it it was amazing
An interesting chiasmus in which the thought of two thinkers thinks upon the other, thus showing forth the moment at which their thought intersects.
Foucault produces an insightful reading of Blanchot, and Blanchot (in his customary fashion) uses Foucault's reading of his thought to read Foucault's own thought.
Foucault creates the bridge and Blanchot dismantles it so that they meet at the bottom of the chiasmus.
I highly recommend this short text for anyone interested in Foucault, Blanchot, or bo
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Incomprehensible
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May 12, 2012 Bruno rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foucault was a genius of words. This book is as interesting for the language as it is for the content
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Lenguaje-ley. leer de nuevo
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Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas. He held a chair at the Collège de France with the title "History of Systems of Thought," and lectured at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley.

Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences and the prison sys
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“When language arrives at its own edge, what it finds is not a positivity that contradicts it, but the void that will efface it. Into that void it must go, consenting to come undone in the rumbling, in the immediate negation of what it says, in a silence that is not the intimacy of a secret but a pure outside where words endlessly unravel.” 2 likes
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