Discipline and Punish
Foreword: This is a rather extensive digression on two topics and a series of thought experiments that particularly interest me. Why we are not living in a panopticon at this moment: One of the most common pitfalls, in my opinion, when comparing the panopticon of a prison with modern day real life surveillance is … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Panopticism
Video recording and slides for Christina Hendricks’ lecture on Foucault’s Discipline and Punish for the Seeing and Knowing theme, February 2016.
In Robert Anton Wilson’s Illuminatus trilogy, the Anthony Quinn-lookalike, Discordian anarchist pirate/lawyer Hagbard Celine (try to fit that on a business card) follows three laws in accordance to his personal philosophy. The first two overlap eerily well with Foucault’s writings, especially … Continue reading →
In Arts One this week we are discussing Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, but just parts 1 and 3. I gave a lecture early on in the week, and realized the next day that there was something I should have done in the lecture: because this text is complex, how the parts fit together may not […]
Out of all the philosophers we’ve read so far, I think I find Foucault the one most relatable to my own thought processes (This has nothing to do with my presentation I just had to start with something). I especially liked his more in depth look into the concept of power. Foucault, to my understanding, […]
There is much debate as to whether the system of imprisonment is better or equal to the effects of a punitive city. What are the similarities and differences between the effects of the two? Do you think there is ever a time where someone should be publicly punished or humiliated? also food for thought, what would […]