Michel Foucault Quote
“The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking...”
Variant translation: "The job of an intellectual does not consist in molding the political will of others. It is a matter of performing analyses in his or her own fields, of interrogating anew the evidence and the postulates, of shaking up habits, ways of acting and thinking" - Remarks on Marx: conversations with Duccio Trombadori (Semiotext(e) , 1991), p. 11-12
Picture Source: WikipediaMichel Foucault
Born: October 15, 1926
Died: June 26, 1984 (aged 57)
Bio: Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas. He held a chair at the Collège de France with the title History of Systems of Thought, and lectured at both the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley.