Archaeology of Knowledge

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 239 pages
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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 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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Review: The Archaeology of Knowledge & The Discourse on Language

User Review  - Andrew Hathaway - Goodreads

This didn't click with me nearly as well as Discipline and Punish or History of Sexuality Vol. I. He spends a laborious amount of time constructing the exact definition of discourse that he is going ... Read full review

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transcend the forms of power and knowledge! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Unities of Discourse
23
Discursive Formations
34
The Formation of Objects
44
The Formation of Enunciative Modalities
55
The Formation of Concepts
62
The Formation of Strategies
71
Remarks and Consequences
79
Rarity Exteriority Accumulation
133
The Historical a priori and the Archive
142
Archaeology and the History of Ideas
151
The Original and the Regular
157
Contradictions
166
The Comparative Facts
174
Change and Transformations
183
Science and Knowledge
196

Defining the Statement
89
The Enunciative Function
99
The Description of Statements
119
PARTY Conclusion
219
INDEX
233
Copyright

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Michel Foucault (1926-84). Celebrated French thinker and activist who challenged people's assumptions about care of the mentally ill, gay rights, prisons, the police and welfare.

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