Rebel > Protest > Doubt


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I experience myself as “I” because I doubt, I protest, I rebel.

 

― Erich Fromm

Sane Society, 1955
Ch. 5 “Man in Capitalistic Society”

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FOUCAULT: Main Danger


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My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to a hyper- and pessimistic activism. I think that the ethico-political choice we have to make every day is to determine which is the main danger.

— Michel Foucault

On the Genealogy of Ethics: An Overview of Work in Progress

Afterword, in Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Massachusetts Press. (1983)