Précis | Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Foucault was looking forward to speaking on the contemporary for his next seminar. I want to honor his idea of the construction of the subject of truth-telling and its connection with the care of the self in the broadest sense of the contemporary and then move into the relationship of the death of Socrates and the tradition of the Cynics to the truth-telling subject of Foucault’s last course. What do we learn from Foucault’s lessons of re-reading these philosophers in the context of our “contemporary?”

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