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Single Idea 7426

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 3. Philosophy Defined]

Full Idea

In its critical aspect, philosophy is that which calls into question domination at every level

Gist of Idea

Critical philosophy is what questions domination at every level


Michel Foucault (Ethics of the Concern for Self as Freedom [1984], p.300)

Book Reference

Foucault,Michel: 'Essential Works 1954-1984 I: Ethics', ed/tr. Rabinow,Paul [Penguin 1994], p.300

A Reaction

A very French view of the subject. It is tempting to say that they had their adolescent outburst in 1789, and it is time to grow up. With rights come responsibilities...