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ERIC Number: EJ942029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Experience and the Limits of Governmentality
Masschelein, Jan
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n4 p561-576 Aug 2006
Following Foucault, "critique" could be regarded as being the art not to be governed in this way or as a project of desubjectivation. In this paper it is shown how such a project could be described as an e-ducative practice. It explores this idea through an example which Foucault himself gave of such a critical practice: the writing (and reading) of "experience books". Thus it appears that such an e-ducative practice is a "dangerous", public and uncomfortable practice that is not in need of pastoral care but requires generosity, presence and attention. As such it demands a pedagogy of experience which is to be invented in order to "make" oneself into a question, to transgress the limits of a governmental regime.
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Language: English
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