Foucault and Deleuze, "untimely" thinkers after and with Nietzsche. In substance, thought is such only when it creates friction, generates opposition and, in short, serves as a toolbox for saying something different, even by forcing and betraying the literal thought of the writer. This doesn't mean we can say anything and everything, following a trend that has been, in a sense, attributed precisely to post-structuralism – the current of thought in which the two French philosophers are generally placed. The ontology of the modernity to which Foucault referred, taking up the Nietzschean teaching on unmodern or untimely living, signifies that the philosopher has to look to the present, grasp the world in transformation and try, as far as possible, to forge ahead with his own line of deterritorialisation (to take up Deleuze and Guattari). Philosophy must not only grasp the theoretical aspects but must fully investigate the socio-cultural complexity, identifying at least some areas of the conceptual framework of a study that is also intended to be politically incisive.
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