Judith Butler – in her always inspiring Gender Trouble – cites Michel Foulcault on the soul:
It would be wrong to say that the soul is an illusion, or an ideological effect. On the contrary, it exists, it has a reality, it is produced permanently around, on, within, the body by the functioning of a power that has exercised on those that are punished.
Isn’t it one of the most beautiful, inspiring and intelligent quotes ever? Happy weekend! 🙂