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5/26/06 7:22 PM
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John Searle and Michel Foucault were having a discussion John Searle:Michel, you are so clear in conversation. Why is your written work so obscure? Foucault: That's because , in order to be taken seriously by French philosophers, twenty-five percent of what you write has to be impenetrable nonsense.
5/27/06 8:10 PM
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Edited: 27-May-06
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lol (sorry about that) is that a true quote btw, or is it made up?
5/27/06 9:15 PM
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True Quote
5/28/06 4:48 AM
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lol again then. do you have any source for that quote? I need to send that to some friends of mine. :)
5/29/06 6:30 PM
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Well that is true. I think lot of the contemporary continental philosophers have a lot to say - they just do not know HOW...
5/30/06 12:37 PM
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"to be taken seriously by French philosophers, twenty-five percent of what you write has to be impenetrable nonsense." LOL!! only problem, is not just the french, it's everybody.
5/30/06 1:14 PM
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Dan Dennett made mention of it in his book "Breaking The Spell". Which is a a must read btw.
5/31/06 3:08 AM
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LOL!! only problem, is not just the french, it's everybody" mhh... NO!!
6/1/06 10:33 PM
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I think Foucault's obscurantism is a direct consequence of his philosophy. When one dislocates the descriptive function of language so radically from virtually incontovertible facts, writing loses its imperative to be tethered to commonly negotiated meaning. Additionally, Foucault's egocentrism seems to have had the tendency to drive a wedge between sense and his political philosophy. ~d[2]
6/5/06 1:42 PM
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"I think Foucault's obscurantism is a direct consequence of his philosophy. When one dislocates the descriptive function of language so radically from virtually incontovertible facts, writing loses its imperative to be tethered to commonly negotiated meaning. Additionally, Foucault's egocentrism seems to have had the tendency to drive a wedge between sense and his political philosophy." I see you are a student of french philosophy. "to be taken seriously by French philosophers, twenty-five percent of what you write has to be impenetrable nonsense."
6/6/06 4:56 AM
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lol everyone has been so funny lately.
6/6/06 10:07 AM
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lol
6/6/06 11:38 PM
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good stuff, reminds of my major professor who always tell me to be a successful philosopher, you can't be too clear. if everyone knows exactly what you are saying/meaning, they can't debate what you "really meant" for years to come, lol.
6/21/06 3:05 PM
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I've been reading a lot of Foucault the past two months, on and off. At first I dismissed him and his philosophy, thinking his intellectual persuits were simply his was way of justifying his "morality" (which is a term he derides, incidentally) and lifestyle. As I got into his work, I realized he has a lot of good ideas - especially with his ideas of discourses, power-knowledge, and the panoptic mechanism. And I, too, have found transcripts of interviews easier to comprehend than his written work...
6/22/06 5:59 AM
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On an unrelated topic...I think the 19th Century Foucault (of Foucault's pendulum) was quite a bit more remarkable than the guy at issue here ? Did you know that the Foucault's pendulums here are assisted in overcoming friction by means of a magnet. Similarly unrelated, Umberto Eco's book of the same name (Foucault's Pendulum) is one of the great reads currently around. I think perhaps Dan Brown would be a bit less popular if more had read Eco first.
6/22/06 7:35 AM
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Eco is probably too subtle for most people. Brown is simple and .... provocative.. hence the success.
6/22/06 4:59 PM
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Edited: 22-Jun-06
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lol (sorry about that) is that a true quote ji32 or is it made up.

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