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Seven Truth and Culture
Seven truth and culture
Principle 3: Truth

Truth plays a major role in the way Foucault structures his writings. It could even be argued that his entire work is one long effort to reinstate a form of truth that has been consistently marginalised since Descartes – a form of truth that relies on history, on patient and constant work and ‘exercise’ by every individual in their daily lives in the world. It is a form of truth that is accessible to, and is indeed revealed by, the most marginalised of individuals – mad people, ill people, prisoners, those designated as ‘abnormal’. It is a truth that does not have a fixed and unchanging content and is not the province of a privileged few, ...

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