“The doctors were dropping the idea that the human body is sacred, this was the point in the history of science when we arrived at the idea of subjectivity being simply a void.” – Doctor’s were breaking taboos by opening a corpse in order to study a desease. Now that the doctors can open a corpse, we are allowed to think of the hidden as something much less dramatic or immense. The medical gaze is no longer a fantasy gaze which has to rely on hiding something in order to make it sacred. It is a real gaze which allows the idea that there is no sacred, no hidden Thing or soul. – ANDRE VANTINO on Foucault’s book about the medical gaze http://ift.tt/1VKaPSJ

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