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Situating Poligen Studies: Between Moral Enquiry and Political Theory

Department of Philosophy, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada
Genealogy 2018, 2(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy2010002
Received: 13 November 2017 / Revised: 22 December 2017 / Accepted: 24 December 2017 / Published: 27 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Beyond Foucault: Excursions in Political Genealogy)
In this article, I argue that we can best appreciate those works that appeal to the notion of “political genealogy” as distinct forms of study by situating them between moral enquiry and political theory. They draw from moral enquiry the concern with how we ought to live but are not themselves prescriptive. They address the political constitution of our social lives but not as a theoretical object. Reversing the relation between enquiry and truth, political genealogies are historiographical studies motivated by forms of resistance that expose the will to truth of the present ordering of discourses, thereby releasing the hold such orderings have on what we think, say, and do to their on-going agonistic relations. View Full-Text
Keywords: discourse; ordering; truth; enquiry; subversion; Foucault; MacIntyre; historiography; resistance; possibility discourse; ordering; truth; enquiry; subversion; Foucault; MacIntyre; historiography; resistance; possibility
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Fillion, R. Situating Poligen Studies: Between Moral Enquiry and Political Theory. Genealogy 2018, 2, 2.

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