more from Michel Foucault

Single Idea 21941

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / a. Consciousness]

Full Idea

Unlike Marxists, Foucault's project is to offer an internal account of human thinking, without assuming a privileged status for the conscious content of that thought.

Gist of Idea

Unlike Marxists, Foucault explains thought internally, without deference to conscious ideas


report of Michel Foucault (works [1978]) by Gary Gutting - Foucault: a very short introduction 4

Book Reference

Gutting,Gary: 'Foucault' [OUP 2005], p.35

A Reaction

His project is historical. Personally I resent anyone who claims to understand my thought better than I do. I suppose my intellectual duty is to read Foucault, and see (honestly) whether his project applies to me.

Related Idea

Idea 5277 Life is not determined by consciousness, but consciousness by life [Marx/Engels]