File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9809, message 39

Subject: Re: Foucauldian examinations of The Market
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 16:02:32 +0100

Actually, I think the book is called What Computers Still Can't Do. Sorry.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Elden <>
Date: Monday, September 07, 1998 10:42
Subject: Re: Foucauldian examinations of The Market

>Kuhn was a physicist, then a historian of science, then a professor of
>philosophy and linguistics. Interestingly, Hubert Dreyfus trained as a
>physicist before working on Heidegger and Foucault. Dreyfus' book on
>Heidegger, and his What Machines Still Can't Do show this interest in
>technology and science.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Wynship Hillier <>
>Date: Monday, September 07, 1998 02:58
>Subject: Re: Foucauldian examinations of The Market
>>M.A. King wrote:
>>> Didn't Kuhn start out as a practising scientist of some sort?  I could
>>> mistaken.  Anyway, off the top of my head, there's also Ruth Hubbard at
>>> the University of Toronto, who was / has been a practising biologist for
>>> most of her career.
>>I don't know either, but Thomas Hughes had undergraduate training in
>electrical engineering, Shiela Jasanoff in
>>mathematics.  Susan Fox Keller as well as Weibe Bijker (I think) have the
>doctorate in physics, Donna Haraway in
>>biology.  My own philosophy of science professor was a former physicist.
>The STS people, while consisting largely of
>>science-haters, also have many science burnouts.  (If you wondered where
>Lyotard's demoralized scientists went...)  But
>>none of those people are doing any science whatsoever nowadays.  People
>crossing the other direction, from liberal arts
>>to science, are more rare (my chem prof. was a former Presbyterian
>minister).  But its the same thing -- the former
>>career has been dropped entirely.  There's no dialog accross the gap.
>check out Ruth Hubbard, though.  Thanks for
>>mentioning her.  The name's not familiar.


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