From: "Gabriel Ash" <Gabriel.Ash.1@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 May 96 08:55:03
On Fri, 31 May 1996 09:37:54 +0100, ccw94@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>I think Greg, that Foucault makes the context quite clear: Foucault is keen
>to distinguish between truth and the thought of truth. The fact that neither
>terms are enveloped in Foucaultian quotation marks speaks volumes. Also we
>had a discussion about this and you failed to reply? Equally, of course,
>I'm not at all sure what you mean by absolute truth. More problematic of
>course is your implicit claim to be in possession of what _Foucualt_ means.
>The sole source of authority. The voice from on high that has the real
>Foucaultian tablets of stone. We could debate the textual evidence vis-a-vis
>this. But I'm not sure you would want to do this, given the textual evidence.
How about :
truth= the complex scientific arrangement that envelops the 'will to know';
the thought of truth=the essayist attempt to rethink herself in relation to this arramgement.
That would be more in tune to other passages.