From Michael Aaron, June 8, 2017, In: Quillette, “Spotlight’
From: Univ. of Texas at Arlington http://www.uta.edu/huma/pomo_theory/index.html
Chapter 2: Foucault and the Critique of Modernity
discursive, desultory, rambling, digressive, torn, profound conflict in thinking.
Used Nietzche against Hegel and Marx.
“valorizes” Holderlin, Artaud, and others
postmetaphysical, posthumanist poststructualists systemics providing “reductive social and historical analyses”
[Keven- Does this include “reductive ethics” such that Man is but an organism, and as such, his human condition is that he is reduced to sewage slime by a worm on-steroids??? As in a lama nursery?- surmising.]
“He did accept Nietzsche’s claims that systematizing methods produce reductive social and historical analyses, and that knowledge is perspectival in nature, requiring multiple viewpoints to interpret a heterogeneous reality.”
Posit: “reductive social and historical analyses” to include reductive ethics, along the lines of:
poststructualism–>Straussian lies, and Post-Straussian enactment into law of those lies.
Reduction in ethics also, such that healthiness is not valued and seeking agreement on commonalities while expressing differences, becomes a waste of time in poststructualism, essential to Straussian, and the development of law in a police state enforced by RoboCops®, lacking any conscious control of their bionic body, and one of the few jobs available.
Leadership, ruling for the sake of power, eliciting mostly nonsense in decrees and engaging in grave, violent suppression of the populous.
You know we speak of the Leviathan, the serpent , a Dragon🐉, the reptile snake. We marvel at pythons, boas, and atypically large rattle snakes. They certainly serve a “cleansing role” but, do they deserve the respect given them in Aryan language and behavior?
They have balance, Nasi, between contraction and release of life, a Tao you feel in your body with application of Tai Chi. Release, of death, can apply to purpose not just random Tibetan acts of feeding.
Chapter 2: Foucault and the Critique of Modernity (cont.)
“. . . there are privileged figures in his [Foucault’s] work, they are critics of reason and Western thought such as Nietzsche and Bataille. Nietzsche provided Foucault, and nearly all French poststructuralists, with the impetus and ideas to transcend Hegelian and Marxist philosophies. In addition to initiating a postmetaphysical, posthumanist mode of thought, Nietzsche taught Foucault that one could write a genealogical history of unconventional topics such as reason, madness, and the subject which located their emergence within sites of domination. Nietzsche demonstrated that the will to truth and knowledge is indissociable from the will to power, and Foucault developed these claims in his critique of liberal humanism, the human sciences, and in his later work on ethics. While Foucault never wrote aphoristically in the style of Nietzsche, he did accept Nietzsche’s claims that systematizing methods produce reductive social and historical analyses, and that knowledge is perspectival in nature, requiring multiple viewpoints to interpret a heterogeneous reality.”
“Foucault was also deeply influenced by Bataille’s assault on Enlightenment reason and the reality principle of Western culture. Bataille (1985, 1988, 1989) championed the realm of heterogeneity, the ecstatic and explosive forces of religious fervor, secularity, and intoxicated experience that subvert and transgress the instrumental rationality and normalcy of bourgeois culture. Against the rationalist outlook of political economy and philosophy, Bataille sought a transcendence of utilitarian production and needs, while celebrating a general economy of consumption, waste, and expenditure as liberator. Bataille’s fervent attach on the sovereign philosophical subject and his embrace of transgressive experiences were influential for Foucault and other postmodern theorists. Through his writings, Foucault valorizes figures such as Holderlin, Artaud, and others for subverting the hegemony of modern reason and its norms and he frequently empathized with the mad, criminals, aesthetes, and marginalized types of all kinds.”
“We do not read Foucault as a postmodernist tout court, but rather as a theorist who combines premodern, modern, and postmodern perspectives. We see Foucault as a profoundly conflicted thinker whose thought is torn between oppositions such as totalizing/detotalizing impulses and tensions between discursive/extra-discursive theorization, macro/microperspectives, and a dialectic of domination/resistance.”
distilled down to science acceptance vs. denialism. Fat, no objectivity, power Trip
torn, conflicted, “dum-plunkt!” -Keven. Instead of ka-plunk (drop in the bucket)
“. . . and that knowledge is perspectival in nature, requiring multiple viewpoints to interpret a heterogeneous reality.”
And such a reality occurs when impressions are made from different vantage points, and communication makes clear any similarities the observers share and any disparities they may hold.
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[Keven-obscurity??? vehement insistence, domineering presentation of nonsense??]
“Like his near-contemporaries in the structuralist and post-structuralist movement to which he belonged—Barthes, Lacan, Althusser and Foucault— Derrida was
the embodiment of the philosopher-rebel,
admired for his explosive critique
of the authoritarian values latent in orthodox approaches to literature and philosophy.
To his critics, however, his work was frivolous, obscure, bogus and even invidiously subversive”
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Lyotard, Jean-Francois, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on KnowledgeTranslation from the French by Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
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“It drew on avant-garde and surrealist art and earlier philosophical ideas, particularly those of Nietzsche and Heidegger, for its anti-realism and rejection of the concept of the unified and coherent individual.”
“We see too the promotion of a version of pluralism which privileges the views of minority groups over the general consensus of scientists or liberal democratic ethics which are presented as authoritarian and dogmatic. This is consistent in postmodern thought.”
“We see in Foucault the most extreme expression of cultural relativity read through structures of power in which shared humanity and individuality are almost entirely absent.”
Down-on-earth, that means the post-modern thinker tries to dummify a coherent Western mind by clogging it with his fat from his assertions of obscurity and self-claimed dominance, sometimes explosively delivered, such that the whole affect of nonsense he asserts or aggressively, thusly, violently demands, is so beguiling that the actual effect leaves one prone to a brain stroke, felt there (that is around your head) or in your body, and, as an alternative, conceivably, a massive coronary, to boot.
“Morality is culturally relative, as is reality itself. Empirical evidence is suspect and so are any culturally dominant ideas including science, reason, and universal liberalism. These are Enlightenment values which are naïve, totalizing and oppressive, and there is a moral necessity to smash them. Far more important is the lived experience, narratives and beliefs of “marginalized” groups all of which are equally “true” but must now be privileged over Enlightenment values to reverse an oppressive, unjust and entirely arbitrary social construction of reality, morality and knowledge.”
” . . . while Deleuze and Guattari pursue a schizophrenic’ destruction of the ego and superego In favor of a dynamic unconscious. Although Foucault later qualified his views on the subject, all three theorists reject the modernist notion of a unified, rational, and expressive subject and attempt to make possible the emergence of new types of decentered subjects, liberated from what they see to be the terror of fixed and unified identities, and free to become dispersed and multiple, reconstituted as new types of subjectivities and bodies.
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Soviet, Chinese Communist Party, Chinese Imperialism
part of U.S. history: communitarian Conservative political philosophy, and. ✓. ✓. ✓.
Liberal: ideas, political philosophy, institution, Law, individual evoking of the Law, and citing it’s location in the Code of law. ✓. ✓. ✓.
How does the above behavior of totalitarian regimes vs. call-to-memory Law affect; and what, if any effect?
1) if your innocent, it can keep you out of prison, depending on state evidence, it’s legal legitimacy serves a “knowing”-defense countering the ideal (legal) proper science lab work done to provide state evidence to prosecute you (otherwise, your defense attorney proceeds in the court system, to throw it out as court evidence, for failed scientific handling in the attempt to reveal state evidence).
2) effect at-large: the Univ. Of Chicago gathering, not more than one year past, that became an incident salient in history of suppression perceived intuitively by contrasting Carl Jung’s guideline of his developed, sane literature; versus, oppression, suppression, depression, and psychological and physical trauma– momentarily impressing the intuitive populous at the Chicago site and in our sovereignty and outside, with that this suppression can-feel-like- concrete on the head, accepted by most in denial, that could continue suppressing, conceivably long-term, in a closed society, primarily Totalitarian in nature, whom tortures in mass, with “look Ma, no hands!” state methodology.
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Shakespearran character, play: “Othello,” lagos, Cliff notes.com
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✓. ✓. ✓. ✓
Modernists are those who believe in human progress within a classical Western tradition. They believe that the world can continuously be improved through science, technology, and rationality. Unlike traditionalists, they seek progress rather than reversal, but what they share in common is an interest in preserving the basic structures of Western society. Most modernists could be classified as centrists (either left or right-leaning), classical liberals and libertarians.
Keven, psyche economy: deficit or surplus
1). Psyche economy deficit is symbol black not necessarily African but worldwide and of the universe, hence it can be turned around to understand our environment (enlightened to “see” what we do not now see in the universe) but species fatal in fate on Earth.
2). Psyche economy surplus is “our best foot forward” in consideration of something, symbolically white although (but not in all cases e.g., bleaching of barrier reefs, or the psyche economy deficit within the white race).
2) a). It has Chi defined as the Universe’s creation energy vital life force. It is nature-reeking with Destiny.
1). a) psyche economy deficit desires all hope gone, and seeks to provide for a better race than our own (for us, extinction) the culmination of 50,000 years of quantum computer analyses. This megabrain, without WQ, wisdom intelligence, will be mad with brain power and work for the destruction of the universe, as power hungry, in brain ego and electricity needs.
1). b) wisdom intelligence (WQ) is when to use something, when not to use something, when to use something different, when to do something different, when to stay the course. Wisdom intelligence states we compete with psyche economy deficit affect and intellect social, but we reach our destiny, while competing, by staying the course!
-Keven Jung Young Wm James Tolstoy Asia Sanchez.