- Mar 2017
f, in clinical discourse, the doctor is in turn the sovereign, direct questioner, the observing eye, the touching finger, the organ that deciphers signs, the point at which previously formulated descriptions are integrated, the laboratory techni-cian, it is because a whole group of relations is involved.
Gloss: a doctor gets their authority from context + space + experience + materiality, etc. It is the "+" that makes the doctor--the relationship between all of the factors that surround their "doctorness."
who is speaking? Who, among the totality of speaking individuals, is ac-corded the right to use this sort of language (lan-gage)? Who is qualified to do so?
The return of a question we've been asking for the past few weeks . . .