Michel Foucault Quotes (56 quotes)
“As the archaeology of our thought easily shows, man is an invention of recent date. And one perhaps nearing its end.”
The Order of Things (1966)
“Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.”
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (2013 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780307833105
“Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same: leave it to our bureaucrats and our police to see that our papers are in order. At least spare us their morality when we write.”
The Archaeology of Knoweldge (1972), tr. A. M. Sheridan Smith (New York: Pantheon)
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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.
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“There is no slavery but ignorance. Liberty is the child of intelligence. The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced.”