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YYW
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9/7/2013 10:43:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Has anyone read "Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault" yet?

I mean, I think there are maybe three people on here who might have even heard of it other than me.

I'm just curious what, if anything, you have all either thought of it or if you haven't read it, if you would be interested in doing so.

I haven't read it... but I'm contemplating doing so.
Eitan_Zohar
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9/9/2013 9:48:37 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/9/2013 7:19:42 AM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
Why? Is it purportedly a good read?

Wow, that is one fvcked up sentence.
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9/9/2013 10:12:49 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/7/2013 10:43:46 PM, YYW wrote:
Has anyone read "Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault" yet?

I mean, I think there are maybe three people on here who might have even heard of it other than me.

I'm just curious what, if anything, you have all either thought of it or if you haven't read it, if you would be interested in doing so.

I haven't read it... but I'm contemplating doing so.

The book looks interesting in regards to the connection between it and Foucault. Though its relation to Foucault appears (on first glance) to be more of a jumping off point of his thought (of some parts of 'History of Sexuality') than an elucidation of his work. Would I be wrong in characterizing it as a problematic surrounding the "fixed norm of knowledge" surrounding the cathartic effect of confessions?, analogous perhaps to Foucault's other investigations into common thought (e.g. 'History of Sexuality' -> Victorian sexual repression)?
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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9/10/2013 6:49:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/9/2013 9:48:37 AM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
At 9/9/2013 7:19:42 AM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
Why? Is it purportedly a good read?

Wow, that is one fvcked up sentence.

I mean, the awkward butchering of phrases. Good god, I'm not sure how this one got off the printer.
"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book."
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9/10/2013 7:22:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/9/2013 10:12:49 AM, Noumena wrote:


The book looks interesting in regards to the connection between it and Foucault. Though its relation to Foucault appears (on first glance)


Woah... did you just skip a chance to say prima facie?
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9/10/2013 7:24:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/10/2013 7:22:40 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 9/9/2013 10:12:49 AM, Noumena wrote:


The book looks interesting in regards to the connection between it and Foucault. Though its relation to Foucault appears (on first glance)


Woah... did you just skip a chance to say prima facie?

I'm grappling with an extreme loss of identity apparently.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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9/11/2013 6:40:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/10/2013 7:24:47 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 9/10/2013 7:22:40 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 9/9/2013 10:12:49 AM, Noumena wrote:


The book looks interesting in regards to the connection between it and Foucault. Though its relation to Foucault appears (on first glance)


Woah... did you just skip a chance to say prima facie?

I'm grappling with an extreme loss of identity apparently.

Before you know it, you'll be chasing girls with WSA.
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9/11/2013 6:42:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/9/2013 10:12:49 AM, Noumena wrote:
At 9/7/2013 10:43:46 PM, YYW wrote:
Has anyone read "Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault" yet?

I mean, I think there are maybe three people on here who might have even heard of it other than me.

I'm just curious what, if anything, you have all either thought of it or if you haven't read it, if you would be interested in doing so.

I haven't read it... but I'm contemplating doing so.

The book looks interesting in regards to the connection between it and Foucault. Though its relation to Foucault appears (on first glance) to be more of a jumping off point of his thought (of some parts of 'History of Sexuality') than an elucidation of his work. Would I be wrong in characterizing it as a problematic surrounding the "fixed norm of knowledge" surrounding the cathartic effect of confessions?, analogous perhaps to Foucault's other investigations into common thought (e.g. 'History of Sexuality' -> Victorian sexual repression)?

I think Foucault would probably agree that there is a cathartic aspect to confession, but only insomuch as we are compelled -by whatever force- to confess. That's just my opinion, though.

Have you read it yet, though?
Noumena
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9/13/2013 9:57:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/11/2013 6:42:41 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/9/2013 10:12:49 AM, Noumena wrote:
At 9/7/2013 10:43:46 PM, YYW wrote:
Has anyone read "Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault" yet?

I mean, I think there are maybe three people on here who might have even heard of it other than me.

I'm just curious what, if anything, you have all either thought of it or if you haven't read it, if you would be interested in doing so.

I haven't read it... but I'm contemplating doing so.

The book looks interesting in regards to the connection between it and Foucault. Though its relation to Foucault appears (on first glance) to be more of a jumping off point of his thought (of some parts of 'History of Sexuality') than an elucidation of his work. Would I be wrong in characterizing it as a problematic surrounding the "fixed norm of knowledge" surrounding the cathartic effect of confessions?, analogous perhaps to Foucault's other investigations into common thought (e.g. 'History of Sexuality' -> Victorian sexual repression)?

I think Foucault would probably agree that there is a cathartic aspect to confession, but only insomuch as we are compelled -by whatever force- to confess. That's just my opinion, though.

Have you read it yet, though?

I hadn't heard of it before you brought it up. Seems interesting though. I'll add it to the list.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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9/13/2013 9:58:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/11/2013 6:40:32 PM, YYW wrote:
At 9/10/2013 7:24:47 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 9/10/2013 7:22:40 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 9/9/2013 10:12:49 AM, Noumena wrote:


The book looks interesting in regards to the connection between it and Foucault. Though its relation to Foucault appears (on first glance)


Woah... did you just skip a chance to say prima facie?

I'm grappling with an extreme loss of identity apparently.

Before you know it, you'll be chasing girls with WSA.

We go clubbing from time to time.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.