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Order of Things : An Archaeology of the Human Sciences :  An Archaeology of the Human Sciences - Michel Foucault

Order of Things : An Archaeology of the Human Sciences

An Archaeology of the Human Sciences

Paperback Published: December 2001
ISBN: 9780415267373
Number Of Pages: 448

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When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things , possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century.

Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm".

Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.

Publishers Note
Forward to the English Edition
Las Meninas
The Prose of the World
The Four Similitudes
The Limits of the World
The Writing of Things
The Being of Language
Don Quixote
The Representation of the Sign
Duplicated Representation
The Imagination of Resemblance
Mathesis and 'Taxinoma'
Criticism and Commentary
General Grammar
The Theory of the Verb
The Quadrilateral Language
What the Historians say
Natural History
Continuity and Catastrophe
Monsters and Fossils
The Discourse of Nature
The Analysis of wealth
Money and Prices
The Pledge and the Price
The Creation of Value
General Table
Desire and Representation
The Limits of Representation
The Age of History
The Measure of Labour
The Organic Structure of Beings
Word Inflection
Ideology and Criticism
Objective Synthesis
Labour, life, Language
The New Empiricities
Language Became Object
Man and His Doubles
The return of Language
The Place of the King
The Analytic of Finitude
The Empirical and the Transcendental
The 'Cogito' and the Unthought
The Retreat and the Return of the Origin
Discourse and Man's Being
The Anthropological Sleep
The Human Sciences
The Three Faces of Knowledge
The Form of the Human Sciences
The Three Models
Psychoanalysis and Ethnology
In Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415267373
ISBN-10: 0415267374
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: December 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.84 x 12.85  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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