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Parrhesy and subjectivation: a phenomenological approach to Foucault's last encounter with the speech act theory

González Fisac, Jesús (2006) Parrhesy and subjectivation: a phenomenological approach to Foucault's last encounter with the speech act theory. [Working Paper or Technical Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to contribute to the discussion about the relationship between Foucault's analysis of discourse and the speech acts theory by opening a phenomenological view over both. We will focus on Foucault's last analysis of "free speech" or "parrhesy", which this author considers as "speech activity", in order to show that the very sense of the illocutionary force lies on the parrhesiastic activity. Such a force, we claim, is expressed in clasical terms as the rethorical virtuality of language, that is, as the possibility of self-constitution of the subject through language. Another aspect essentially connected with the former is the necessity of such an activity of being evidenced and recognized by its own. This is what we understand as phenomenological evidence or recognition.

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Foucault, Parrhesy, Phenomenology, Speech acts, Austin
Subjects:Humanities > Philosophy > Phenomenology
Humanities > Philosophy > Philosophy history
Humanities > Philosophy > Act philosophy
Series Name:UNSPECIFIED
Volume:UNSPECIFIED
Number:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:9170
Deposited On:02 Jul 2009 09:59
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 08:20

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