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Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason: Science and the History of Reason / Edition 1
     

Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason: Science and the History of Reason / Edition 1

by Gary Gutting, Robert B. Pippin
 

ISBN-10: 0521366984

ISBN-13: 9780521366984

Pub. Date: 09/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an important introduction to and critical interpretation of the work of the major French thinker, Michel Foucault. Through 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, the author provides a lucid exposition of

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This is an important introduction to and critical interpretation of the work of the major French thinker, Michel Foucault. Through 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, the author provides a lucid exposition of Foucault's "archaeological" approach to the history of thought, a method for uncovering the "unconscious" structures that set boundaries on the thinking of a given epoch. The book casts Foucault in a new light, relating his work to Gaston Bachelard's philosophy of science and Georges Canguilhem's history of science. This perspective yields a new and valuable understanding of Foucault as a historian and philosopher of science, balancing and complementing the more common view of him as primarily a social critic and theorist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521366984
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Bachelard and Canguilhem; 2. Madness and mental illness; 3. Clinical medicine; 4. The order of things: I. from resemblance to representation; 5. The order of things: II. the rise and fall of man; 6. The archaeology of knowledge; 7. Reason and philosophy; Bibliography; Index.

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