Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason: Science and the History of Reason

Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason: Science and the History of Reason

by Gary Gutting, Gutting Gary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521366194

ISBN-13: 9780521366199

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A comprehensive and detailed analyses of such important texts as The History of Madness in the Age of Reason, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge are included in this introduction to Foucault.

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A comprehensive and detailed analyses of such important texts as The History of Madness in the Age of Reason, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge are included in this introduction to Foucault.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521366199
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction1
1Bachelard and Canguilhem9
Bachelard's philosophy of science12
Reason and science13
Bachelard's model of scientific change14
The epistemological and metaphysical ramifications of Bachelard's model22
Canguilhem's history of science32
Canguilhem's conception of the history of science32
Canguilhem's conception of norms45
Foucault and the Bachelard-Canguilhem network52
2Madness and mental illness55
Early writings on mental illness55
Madness in the Classical Age69
Mental illness and the asylum87
The voice of madness95
The history of madness: methods and results100
3Clinical medicine111
Classical medicine112
A new medical consciousness115
The clinic as an institution118
The linguistic structure of medical signs120
The probabilistic structure of medical cases122
Seeing and saying124
Anatomo-clinical medicine127
The birth of the clinic: methods and results133
4The order of things: I. From resemblance to representation139
The Renaissance episteme140
Classical order146
Classical signs and language148
Classical knowledge155
General grammar157
Natural history162
Analysis of wealth169
The common structure of the Classical domains173
Critical reactions175
5The order of things: II. The rise and fall of man181
The modern episteme181
Philosophy184
Modern empirical sciences186
Language and modern thought195
Man and the analytic of finitude198
The human sciences208
The order of things: methods and results217
6The archaeology of knowledge227
The elements of archaeology231
Statements239
Archaeology and the history of ideas244
Archaeology and the history of science249
Discourse and the nondiscursive256
Conclusion260
7Reason and philosophy261
Archaeological method and Foucault's philosophical project262
Is Foucault's critique of reason self-refuting?272
Conclusion287
Bibliography289
Index304

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