We can state that knowledge is the link between the elements of
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
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)
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
|But, it also seems
like a separate world, though it is influential and understandable:-
no direct connection to anything else.
events, objects and so on are referred to and used in discourse
events and objects are transformed when they are taken into discourse
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.
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
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 ?