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Dartmouth 2K9 1 Foucault’s alternative links to itself- it is impossible to separate oneself from all-pervasive power structures Sion 90- (Avi, “Logical Aspects of Foucault's "Archeology,” part II, chapter 6) You cannot at once claim that a Subject is locked into his specificity and finitude, and at the same time capable of acts of consciousness which rise above and overcome these given limits . The two theses are strictly contradictory; there is formally no room for doubts and speculations about a paradoxical credibility in between them (Law of the Excluded Middle). We do not have here a dialectic of 'thesis implies antithesis, therefore the latter is their synthesis', which is the definition of valid 'self-evidence' arguments in logic. The proposed argument is in no way proved necessary by dialectic; on the contrary, dialectic proves it impossible. If the Subject says 'I see (from above, allegedly) that my consciousness is limited in distortive ways' , as do Foucault and Kant, he is automatically de-legitimizing his very own statement (an assertoric cannot imply its own negation, nor, even, imply its own negation to be possible). This means, in formal logic, that the proposition in question is false; a conceptual claim which is logically self-incapacitating is simply incapacitated, it is alethically impossible and not worthy of any further consideration. Yet these people continue to try to evade this absolute law for the resolution of paradox. Foucault’s method is flawed and exclusionary- he uses as examples only Western, European cultures Sion 90- (Avi, “Logical Aspects of Foucault's "Archeology,” part II, chapter 6) In any case, again, Foucault's presentation of facts is contradicted by
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