Quotation by Michel Foucault

There is a sort of myth of History that philosophers have.... History for philosophers is some sort of great, vast continuity in which the freedom of individuals and economic or social determinations come and get entangled. When someone lays a finger on one of those great themes—continuity, the effective exercise of human liberty, how individual liberty is articulated with social determinations—when someone touches one of these three myths, these good people start crying out that History is being raped or murdered.
Michel Foucault (1926–1984), French philosopher. repr. In Didier Eribon, Michel Foucault (1989, trans. 1991). Interview in La Quinzaine Littéraire (March 15, 1968).
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