Michel Foucault (1926-1984), died of AIDS , which he contracted through sadomasochistic sexual encounters in San Francisco on 1970s.
Thinking reflects power structures. Wherever you have knowledge , you have power exerting itself . The power of knowledge is coercive; it forced people to behave in certain ways. Knowledge is produced by power becsuse power makes people accept certain ideas and reject others . Power use knowledge to control people's thinking and behavior.
Foucault's phrase " will to knowledge" echoes Nietzsche's phrase, "will to power." Foucault admired Nietzsche's idea that many philosophies mistakenly associate truth with a particular conception of human nature. Foucault says thus us how knowledge helps define and regulate people .
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: Nietzsche believe that individual is especially important, but individuality
: was undefinable , since any attempt at definition wound place limits on it.
: Much as Kierkegaard said we can't be objective about making a leap of faith
: that commits us to religion, Nietzsche explained that we can't be objective
: about paving the way toward the superman .
: We need mistaken ideas. We need to think things that aren't true in order to
: make sense of what is actually a chaotic reality..
: Nietzsche become physically disable and insane as a result of illinesses
: stemming from venereal disease. His condition helps explain why he kept
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