Monday, September 03, 2007

The Soul Exists!

"It would be wrong to say that the soul is an illusion, or an ideological effect. On the contrary, it exists, it has reality, it is produced permanently around, on, within the body by the functioning of power that is exercised on those punished—and in a more general way, on those one supervises, trains and corrects over madmen, children at home and at school, the colonized, over those who are stuck at a machine and supervised for the rest of their lives."

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975: 29)
Michel Foucault

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