Foucault and Deleuze were both French Philosopher. As per class discussion both of them were post structuralist. In the conversation between this two philosopher they seem to be talking about how the world or the society works in the contemporary modern world. Foucault basically seem to be trying to understand how the power works in the contemporary world. On the other hand Deleuze is interested in theory and practice.
It has been easier for me to understand Foucault through his idea of Penopticon. He talks about the transformation of power in the contemporary world. he also talks about how the punishment and struggle in relation to power and the prison system . In post industrial era punishment wasn’t public it was rather private. Penopticon is a idea of being seen from a ideal place, where the prisoner couldn’t see the guard from the cell but they were ideally watched from one particular point ( center). Meaning we live in the ideological world were we are constantly being watched and judged, so we try to follow the ideological rules in life that the society as taught us (which is similar to Althessiers theory). This idea about the Penopticon is conceptualization of the prison system . He is using the idea of penopticon as the met society. Penepticon shows how the power works and how the society is marked my this. This whole idea of Penopticon is regulated in you mind and we abide by it. He is making a point on how certain peoplee are controlled in the world. His idea seems to be vastly related to the idea of the enlightenment.
We practice what has been theorized. theory and Practice is always together as whatever theory one has in life is brought into practice in the world. system of power is somehow a theory which is not obtained it flows when it is put into a system. once the system of power flows it is practiced by certain group of people.
This reading has been a struggle for me to a great extent. i dont know if the point i have made above is clear or if i am in a right track. Guys please give a feedback.