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In Search of the Limit

  • Clare O’Farrell


If Foucault insists that all is discontinuous, there is a secret continuity in this discontinuity, which is man’s confrontation or dialogue with this very discontinuity, his confrontation with the limits, his destiny and the Other. Several times Foucault thought he had discovered that absolute point in history where the Same meets the Other, but each time he changed his mind, finally concluding that all we can do is adopt a ‘limit-attitude’ in everything we do or know.1


Mental Illness Nineteenth Century Eighteenth Century Marginal Group Absolute Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare O’Farrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Education StudiesBrisbane College of Advanced EducationAustralia

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