Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
At your location, via

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 For this meeting we will discuss the topic of “Power and Discourse” by reading three short and very accessible articles which can be found online.


 Okay, this is not really an article, but it serves the purpose of a good introduction to non-coercive power. Go down to the bottom of the list under “In this
 section” and click on “Other approaches to power” and read the series of pages that follow.

Michel Foucault: Discourse

Rachel Adams

A very short, very good explanation of one of Foucault's basic ideas.

Discourse, Power and Symbolic Elites

Teun A. van Dijk

Published by Barcelona Metropolis Magazine, 2010, under a Creative Commons license. That means we can use it.

You may, of course, read whatever else you choose on the topic, as well as use your knowledge of the subject in general. The only thing you're not allowed to do is use any of your skill with non-coercive power to manipulate the group. That's the exclusive prerogative of the organizer. (And I'll bet you never suspected.)