more from Michel Foucault

Single Idea 21939

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 8. The Arts / b. Literature]

Full Idea

Foucault maintains that for any 'authored' text a plurality of selves fulfils the author function.

Gist of Idea

The author function of any text is a plurality of selves


report of Michel Foucault (works [1978]) by Gary Gutting - Foucault: a very short introduction 2

Book Reference

Gutting,Gary: 'Foucault' [OUP 2005], p.12

A Reaction

This is a completely different concept of a 'self' from the one normally found in this database. I would call it the sociological concept of self, as something changing with context. So how many selves is 'Jane Austen'?