By Michel Foucault
Three years sooner than his dying, Michel Foucault brought a chain of lectures on the Catholic collage of Louvain that until eventually lately remained nearly unknown. those lectures—which specialize in the position of avowal, or confession, within the decision of fact and justice—provide the lacking hyperlink among Foucault’s early paintings on insanity, delinquency, and sexuality and his later explorations of subjectivity in Greek and Roman antiquity.
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Faubion, trans. 176-200. 9. Foucault is making reference to what he referred to in Discipline and Punish as "Rusche and Kirchheimer's great work" (trans. Alan Sheridan, New York, Vintage Books,1979, p. 24), namely Georg Rusche and Otto Kirchheimer, Punishment and Social Structure (New York: Columbia University Press, 1939). 10. This point is developed in "Subjectivity and Truth" (Foucault, "About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self: Two Lectures at Dartmouth," p. 203). FIRST LECTURE April 22, 1981 A political and institutional ethnology of truthful speech.
For there are a number of elements to be noted with regard to this very dispute and what happened between them. First, there are two elements that consistently reappear regarding Antilochus. " 26 Antilochus was wise, he was well-informed, thoughtful, at once because of who he is and because he is the son of Nestor, and therefore benefits from his advice, et cetera. Second, what also resurfaces on multiple occasions is that as wise as he is, he was duped. He was duped by what? By something, and this something is his youth.
13 The French translation, or the one I have before me, reads: "Ma sentence sera droite" 14 -sentence [sentence], dike; just [droite] itheia. But obviously dike cannot be translated as "sentence," because it is clear that Menelaus cannot deliver a sentence. In fact, he proposes a mode of settlement. The dike that he proposes is not justice. It is not a just sentence, but rather the just settlement of the dispute, of the conflict that opposes him to Antilochus. How is it to take place, and what is this just settlement of the conflict between him and Antilochus?
Wrong-Doing : the Function of Avowal in Justice by Michel Foucault