What is the significance of pain; relatedly, how did torture supposedly produce truth?

1.According to the first two parts of the Foucault text, why was it so important to torture the body? What is the significance of pain; relatedly, how did torture supposedly produce truth? How did the logic of torture change in the development towards non-corporal punishment?

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Parts 1 and 2, Discipline and Punish by Foucault (Note: this text is not found on Blackboard; as stated in the syllabus, you are responsible for obtaining this text yourself.)

2.Incarceration and Discipline Options Menu: Forum
As a result of centuries of penal reform, we are doing less “punishing” and more “disciplining.” How has this disciplining become tied both to self-governance (think penopticon) and to capitalist priorities and logics? What is the role of the “delinquent” – how does the role/position of the delinquent justify current penal systems despite their ineffectiveness?

Required text:

Parts 3 and 4, Discipline and Punish by Foucault (Note: this text is not found on Blackboard; as stated in the syllabus, you are responsible for obtaining this text yourself.)

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