What I would like to do, however, is to reveal a positive unconscious of knowledge: a level that eludes the consciousness of the scientist and yet is part of scientific discourse, instead of disputing its validity and seeking to diminish its scientific nature.
–Michel Foucault, The Order of Things (p. xi; #)
The strength of psychoanalysis consists in its having opened out onto something quite different, namely the logic of the unconscious. … Not the theory of development, nor the sexual secret behind neuroses or psychoses, but a logic of the unconscious ….
–Michel Foucault, “The Confession of the Flesh,” Power/Knowledge (p. 213)