TRUTH-TELLING AS AN EDUCATIONALPRACTICE OF THE SELF
Foucault and the ethics of subjectivity
Of ourselves we are not ‘knowers’.
Nietzsche, F. (1956: 149).
My role – and that is too emphatic a word – is to show people that they are much freer that they feel, that people accept as truths, as evidence, some themes which have been built up at a certain moment in history, and that this so-called evidence can be criticized and destroyed . . . All my analyses are against the idea of universal necessities in human existence.
Martin, L. (1988: 10–11).
What is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations which were poetically and rhetorically heightened, transferred, and adorned, and after ...