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People know what they do. They frequently know why they do what they do. But what they don't know is what they do does. - Michel Foucault
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So you see, the parrhesiastes is someone who takes a risk….Parrhesia, then, is linked to courage in the face of danger; it demands the courage to speak the truth in spite of some danger. And in its extreme form, telling the truth takes place in the “game” of life or death.
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It is because the parrhesiastes must take a risk in speaking the truth that the king or tyrant generally cannot use parrhesia; for he risks nothing.
When you accept the parrhesiastic game in which your own life is exposed, you are taking up a specific relationship to yourself; you risk death to tell the truth instead of reposing in the security of a life where the truth goes unspoken. Of course, the threat of death comes from the Other, and thereby requires a relationship to the Other. But the parrhesiastes primarily chooses a specific relationship to himself: he prefers himself as a truth-teller rather than as a living being who is false to himself.
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There is no escape
We are trapped like insects in a spider web and can only resist
When I first read Foucault's account of the panopticon, where the individual at the
centre can simultaneously see and judge a whole multitude of other individuals, I
thought it was brilliant but overheated. Now, it actually seems like somebody's
That's what we risk becoming: a society which is in crucial respects a giant
panopticon, where the people with access to our secrets can see, hear, intercept
and monitor everything. LINK HERE
Welcome to the Hunger Games. May the
odds be always in your favor.
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