Saturday, December 15, 2007

Revolutions without causal explanations - Foucault

Here is an interesting Foucault-quote undermining the notion that revolutions are causally explained: 

Foucault: "The man in revolt is ultimately inexplicable. There must be an uprooting that interrupts the unfolding of history, and its long series of reasons why, for a man ’really’ to prefer the risk of death over the certainty of having to obey."

Per Herngren


Foucauldian Reflections