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BEYOND FOUCAULT AND ALTHUSSER. THEORIES OF SUBJECTION IN CLASSICAL RHETORIC AND LACANINAN PSYCHOANALYSIS

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Biopolitics, ethics and subjectivation


Date de publication : mars 2011
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Since ancient times the art of rhetoric has defined itself as a program
which prepares its students to stand the test of public controversies. The
earliest rhetoricians like Gorgias and Isocrates were first and foremost
teachers and educators. Unlike their philosophical competitors, who
tried to articulate an inner subject by practices of introspection and
contemplation, the efforts of the orators were directed towards a visible
and publicly active subject.2 The educational work of the rhetoricians
was aimed at forming the capacity to speak convincingly in political and
legal contexts. This capability of talking persuasively for the early
rhetoricians lies at the very heart of the subject. The subject is
characterized by its agency, by the effects of his or her speech.
From a rhetorical point of view the subject emerges fully within language
or discourse. All in all

     
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