Arnold I. Davidson, Structures and Strategies of Discourse: Remarks Towards aHistory of Foucault’s Philosophy of Language


The importance of the relationship between philosophy, politics and language was underlined by the posthumous collection and publication of some essays written by Michel Foucault. Starting from the close examination of some of these fundamental essays, the author detects – within the centrality of the analysis of discourses (referring to Wittgenstein and in particular to the “political analysis of discourse” – the possibility to bring out the “games of power”, i.e. the strategic relationships between individual and society, which are the basis, according to Foucault, of the circular relation ship power-knowledge-ethics.


Published on: Logics of domination N. 15 New Series – Year VIII 2012