Archaeology of Knowledge

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In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and
Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public ...
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Overview

In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and
Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public awareness of the dynamics that hold us all in thrall to a few powerful ideologies and interests. Arguably his finest work, Archaeology of Knowledge is a challenging but fantastically rewarding introduction to his ideas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415287531
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,063,357
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
Introduction 3
Pt. II The Discursive Regularities
1 The Unities of Discourse 23
2 Discursive Formations 34
3 The Formation of Objects 44
4 The Formation of Enunciative Modalities 55
5 The Formation of Concepts 62
6 The Formation of Strategies 71
7 Remarks and Consequences 79
Pt. III The Statement and the Archive
1 Defining the Statement 89
2 The Enunciative Function 99
3 The Description of Statements 119
4 Rarity, Exteriority, Accumulation 133
5 The Historical a priori and the Archive 142
Pt. IV Archaeological Description
1 Archaeology and the History of Ideas 151
2 The Original and the Regular 157
3 Contradictions 166
4 The Comparative Facts 174
5 Change and Transformations 183
6 Science and Knowledge 196
Pt. V Conclusion
Conclusion 219
Index 233
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