Monday, December 06, 2004

Cogito Ergo Sum

This weekend brought my first ever encounter with the notoriously dense written work of French philosopher Michel Foucault, who I will be discussing in toninght's class at Birkbeck with Alex Colas. So far, I THINK I can gather something out of it, but I'll wait and see. At the least, I know now, after prompting from Emer, how to pronounce his name more correctly and not continue referring to him as "Fuck-oh". My vocabulary is being greatly enriched by these classes; as well as sharing my views (at length) with my classmates, I think I'll adopt Alex's admirably academic term for the current situation in Iraq: "contestation"