sexta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2011

Para cuidar de si

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Between the pole of the meditatio [...] and the pole of the exercitatio, [...] there is a whole series of other possible practices designed for proving oneself.
Epictetus insists that one must be in an attitude of constent supervision over the representations that may enter the mind.
One can see that this control of representations is not aimed at uncovering, beneath appearances, a hidden truth that would be that of the subject itself; rather, it finds in these representations, as they present themselves, the occasion for recalling to mind a certain number of true principles [...] and by means of this reminder one can see if he is able to respond in accordance with such principles.

- Foucault, The Hermeneutic of the Subject

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