The Order of Things: Archaeology of the Human Sciences (Social Science Paperbacks) ePub download
by Michel Foucault
- ISBN: 0422758906
- ISBN13: 978-0422758901
- ePub: 1990 kb | FB2: 1364 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Philosophy
- Publisher: Tavistock Publications Ltd (December 1974)
- Pages: 416
- Rating: 4.4/5
- Votes: 232
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The work attempts to explain the path of Western thought from the fall of the Renaissance and beginning of the Classical age up to the twentieth century while simultaneously illuminating the subconscious notions that undergird the sciences. However, while enriched with an incredible erudition I found Foucault’s postmodern take on empirical sciences more asserted than proven.
I think most scholars and educators in the history of philosophy would put this in the top ten most important philosophical works of the latter half of the 20th Century, despite whether one largely agrees with Foucault's views or not. This is because the work has had enormous influence not just i. . This is because the work has had enormous influence not just in philosophy, but also in literary criticism, historiography, social psychology, theology, and a host of other disciplines within the humanities and social sciences
It was translated into English and published by Pantheon Books in 1970. Foucault had preferred L'Ordre des Choses for the original French title, but changed the title because it had been used by two structuralist works published immediately prior to Foucault's).
The result is nothing less than an archaeology of the sciences that unearths old patterns of meaning and reveals the shocking arbitrariness of our received truths. In the work that established him as the most important French thinker since Sartre, Michel Foucault offers startling evidence that man -man as a subject of scientific knowledge-is at best a recent invention, the result of a fundamental mutation in our culture.
An Archaeology of the Human Sciences Michel Foucault. Translation of Les mots et les choses. Reprint of the 1971 ed. published by Pantheon Books, New York, in series: World of man. A translation of Les Mots et les choses.
With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought.
Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926, in Poitiers, France, and was educated at the Sorbonne, in Paris
Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926, in Poitiers, France, and was educated at the Sorbonne, in Paris. He taught at colleges all across Europe, including the Universities of Lill, Uppsala, Hamburg, and Warsaw, before returning to France. He made significant contributions not just to the fields themselves, but to the way these areas are studied, and is particularly known for his work on the development of twentieth-century attitudes toward knowledge, sexuality, illness, and madness.
book by Michel Foucault.
This was one of Foucault’s major works: Foucault, Michel. Les mots et les choses. 387 . and Foucault, Michel. 422 p. Many would argue that this book strongly uses Structuralist ideas, although at the same time pointing to the limits of Structuralism