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This book provides a new perspective on Foucault’s The Archaeology of Knowledge by revealing the extent to which its approach to language was influenced by the mathematical sciences. Setting out this background to Foucault’s analysis makes The Archaeology of Knowledge both accessible in a new way, and relevant to issues that are at the heart of much contemporary debate over the nature of critical thought and the relation between philosophy and the sciences. This book sheds new light on a crucial period of Foucault’s work by highlighting his relation to thinkers such as Cavaillès and Serres. It aims to provide a reading of The Archaeology of Knowledge that puts it at the heart Foucault’s thought. Rather than attempting a scientific study of language as such, Foucault is shown to have adopted a mode of thought indebted to thinkers in the scientific and epistemological tradition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Background
  2. pp. 5-40
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  1. PAart I: Introduction
  2. pp. 41-47
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  1. Part II: The Discursive Regularities
  2. pp. 48-84
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  1. Part III: The Statement and the Archive
  2. pp. 85-119
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  1. Part IV: Archaeological Description
  2. pp. 120-151
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  1. Part V: Conclusion
  2. pp. 152-158
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  1. Closing Remarks
  2. pp. 159-165
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 166-173
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 174-177
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 178-181
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780748630387
Related ISBN
9780748624218
MARC Record
OCLC
1112243565
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-16
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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