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‘What is philosophy if not a way of reflecting, not so much on what is true and what is false, as on our relationship to truth? … The movement by which, not without effort and uncertainty, dreams and illusions, one detaches oneself from what is accepted as true and seeks other rules – that is philosophy.’

Michel Foucault. (1997) [1980]. ‘The Masked Philosopher’. In J. Faubion (ed.). Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth. The Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984. Volume One. Tr. Robert Hurley and others.Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, Allen Lane, p. 327. Translation modified.

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One thought on “Foucault quote: What is philosophy?

  1. Alden Chadwick says:

    The most dangerous of quotes.

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