File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9806, message 46


Subject: Re: Misunderstanding of Foucault?
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 21:18:41 PDT


I'd agree with Matthew about the problems with the term and its multiple 
uses.  I don't consider it a term that has much practical or analytic 
value either - it's not a concept that extends much of an insight

The most valuable discussion of the term for my money is Lyotards, in 
the first chapter of "The Postmodern explained to children", where he 
rejects the temporal understanding of the 'post-', and locates it as 
part of the movement of the modern.

~Jon

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