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Archaeology of Knowledge (Routledge Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

"Next to Sartre's "Search for a Method" and in direct opposition to it, Foucault's work is the most noteworthy effort at a theory of history in the last 50 years." — "Library Journal"

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415287524
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Discourse analysis
Author:
Foucault, Michel
Author:
Foucault, M.
Subject:
Power (Social sciences)
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Routledge Classics
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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"Synopsis" by , 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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