Theory is practice

Theory does not express, translate or serve to apply practice: it is practice. But it is local and regional…not totalizing…it is not to “awaken consciousness” that we struggle, but to sap power… it is an activity conducted along side those who struggle for power and not their illumination from a safe distance.

—-Michel Foucault

He was here in the Fall term of 1983, giving six lectures on “Discourse and truth: the problematization of parrhesia.”