“The important thing here, I believe, is that truth isn’t outside power, or lacking in power: contrary to a myth whose history and function would repay further study, truth isn’t the reward of free spirits, the child of protracted solitude, nor the privilege of those who have succeeded in liberating themselves. Truth is a thing of this world: it is produced only by virtue of multiple forms of constraint. And it induces regular effects of power.” (Michel Foucault)
If truth is the concern of philosophy and power that of politics, Foucault’s words come to saying that philosophy and politics are intertwined and also that this is often not recognized. But the relation is not fixed once and for all. Our political world is in crisis and so is our philosophy. How will they fare?
And how will they fare together?