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Michel Foucault en die historisering van Anderswees

Johann C. Beukes
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 52, No 2/3 | a1496 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v52i2/3.1496 | © 1996 Johann C. Beukes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 December 1996 | Published: 12 December 1996

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Johann C. Beukes,, South Africa

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Michel Foucault and the historization of Otherness In this article the intimate relation between power, history and historiography is explored within the context of the postmodem philosophy/ historiography of Michel Foucault. Foucault confronts us with a timeless question: do we recognize our own dicourses of power? Do we recognize the Other, the victims of instrumental reason? At the end of the Middle Ages leprosy disappeared from the face of the earth.

(Michel Foucault: Opening sentence in Madness and Civilization)


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