File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9810, message 31

Subject: Re: Biomedical discourse : images
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 15:09:45 +0100


You should have a look at Dreyfus & Rabinow, Michel Foucault: Beyond
Structuralism and Hermeneutics, as it usefully situates Foucault's work in
relation to phenomenology, hermeneutics and other contemporary modes of
thought. It's not perfect, but is certainly worth looking at. I would
suggest that Gary Gutting, Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific
Reason is the best exposition of Foucault's archaeological period.

But of course, none of this is a substitute for reading Foucault himself.
L'Archeologie du savoir is an obvious place to start, but you should also
look at L'Ordre du discours (be very wary of the English translation), Ceci
n'est pas une pipe (a discussion of Rene Magritte, so useful on images in
art, as is the first chapter of Les mots et les choses). On the author, see
Qu'est-ce qu'un auteur? There are other important pieces and interviews of
this period, but these texts are, I would suggest, the minimum.

Good luck with the project.

Best wishes


-----Original Message-----
From: D.H.Moldenhagen <>
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 13:54
Subject: Biomedical discourse : images

>Dag Helge Moldenhagen.
>I am going to do a project on analyzing different body images by
>authors. I am looking for methodology to analyze such images.
>I thought that I could use hermeneutical phenomenology, bu I also is aware
>the Foucauldian apporach concernings "authorship" or "archaeology."
>Anyone who has suggestions on how I could combine those two different
>approaches or
>use foucauldian methodology in analyzing authors?
>> it's the schematics of subject-object relations that interest me here,
>> I think you're spot on to intuit [at least how that's how i sense it most
>> of the time] a connection between F. and ANT [this connection also
>> implicates Heidegger, and Deleuze-Guattari].  the keele uni web page has
>> excellent ANT bib, and a number of essays: Robert Cooper's 'Assemblage
>> notes', [links
>> the rest], touches on deleuze-ANT


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