Self Writing by Michel Foucault

“The essential requirement is that he be able to consider the selected sentence as a maxim that is true in what it asserts, suitable in what it prescribes, and useful in terms of one’s circumstances. Writing as a personal exercise done by and for oneself is an art of disparate truth —or, more exactly, a purposeful way of combining the traditional authority of the already-said with the singularity of the truth that is affirmed therein and the particularity of the circumstances that determine its use.”

—Micheal Foucault.”Self-Writing.” Translated from Corps écrit no 5 (Feb. 1983): 3-23.

In short, this blog serves as my hupomnemata. However, I should probably write more to bring it more into a synthesis and help in personal change, practice and/or askesis.

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