SOC 320 CSUSM Self Scrutiny in the Era of Human Sciences Discussion

(1) What are some examples of how the rise of the human sciences has increased your own self-scrutiny? Draw from Foucault’s theory of power/knowledge in framing your answers.

(2) What are your thoughts about the notion that power/knowledge is something autonomous that exerts an ultimate controlling force on humans? The idea is that it is like a software code (perhaps artificial intelligence) that’s has a life of its own and can be seen through its effects on people. No matter what it may seem, power/knowledge is the primary driver of society, not people. If one believes this is happening, what does that mean for the notion that people can change the world for the better?

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