Welcome

Whatever path has brought you to this site of veridiction, welcome. Hopefully, like me, you have been inspired by the work of the three gentlemen pictured above but if they are new to you I hope they have the same inspirational effect. Veridiction is defined as:

A statement that is true according to the worldview of a particular subject, rather than objectively true.

https://www.yourdictionary.com/veridiction

So here we work with the truth – whatever that might be – and we will utilise Foucault’s toolbox to see how his tools might be useful to deform what has become “true” and question the validity of this regime of truth. We will be speaking the truth and speaking it for all to hear, whatever the risk, in the closest sense to parrhesia or fearless speech.

I believe a blog is an exercise in self-writing. A guide for conduct – or hupomnemata. So although this blog is about education and the interplay it has with democracy, politics and philosophy, it also writes into existence what we might do differently and how we may think differently about ourselves.

All are welcome here, but to contribute you must be prepared to face up to your limitations and go beyond them, accept what you have become and ask if that is who you really are.

“I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1260.Michel_Foucault