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Nine Ethics and Subjectivity
Nine ethics and subjectivity
Principle 5: Ethics

Foucault is frequently criticised for attacking a variety of social practices and institutions without proposing anything in their place. As he says: ‘I am not at all the sort of philosopher who conducts or wants to conduct a discourse of truth on some science or other. Wanting to lay down the law for each and every science is the project of positivism … Now this role of referee, judge and universal witness is one I absolutely refuse to adopt’ (1976d: 64–5). Underlying all Foucault's discussions is his rejection of the idea that anything is fixed or self-evident in any domain of human culture or production, but this is coupled at the same time with a very ...

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