Discourse Toolbox - Dispositive Theory

We can state that knowledge is the link between the elements of the dispositive-

manifestations are seen as materialisations or activities of knowledge (that is, everything in manifestation has been either designed by a human being on the basis of their knowledge, or it contains DNA, which seems to act in a similar way to a design
non-discursive practices are seen as the active implementation of knowledge (that is, you know what you want to do, and you transform this knowledge into action, or an event)
and discourse is essentially a flow of knowledge between people and through time

Then, the dispositive is the 'net' connecting these different operations of knowledge. Jaeger proposes that this solves many of the problems of previous theories, as all the factors and the net itself are all mediated by the human subjects who link together discourse and reality.

But, it also seems like a separate world, though it is influential and understandable:-
there is no direct connection to anything else.
thoughts, events, objects and so on are referred to and used in discourse
but, these events and objects are transformed when they are taken into discourse
it seems that actions are not discursive - for example "I will sow some seeds in the garden" or "I will go shopping" are not discursive statements, they are action statements.
However, there are many discourses about seeds or shopping, many of which form our attitudes to those activities, and there are many advertisers trying top tempt us into particular shops or to buy brands. These adverts are part of the realm of discourse
In general, discourse seems to be dominant and over-ride the other modes, in a subtle way which is too pervasive to be measured.
We are born into discursive postures, and the discourse uses us to develop itself …… (and this is essentially a description of an Eastern system of karma, purusha and prakriti)

But, in general, how is this world of discourse connected to the real world ?

Jaeger claims that discourse is part of the dispositive, which is not as caught up in the verbal - he has gone back a step to the consciousness (the place where human thought and knowledge are stored - including affects, ways of seeing, and so on) which provides the basis for the shaping of reality by work. The Dispositive provides a link between discourse and reality

Discourse is clearly a socio-political reality, otherwise, what are the newspapers full of ?

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