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Sartre, Foucault and Historical Reason : Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason, Volume Two Poststructuralist Mapping of History v. 2 - Thomas R. Flynn

Sartre, Foucault and Historical Reason

Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason, Volume Two Poststructuralist Mapping of History v. 2

Paperback Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9780226254715
Number Of Pages: 360

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Sartre and Foucault were two of the most prominent and at times mutually antagonistic philosophical figures of the twentieth century. And nowhere are the antithetical natures of their existentialist and poststructuralist philosophies more apparent than in their disparate approaches to historical understanding. In Volume One of this authoritative two-volume study, Thomas R. Flynn conducted a pivotal and comprehensive reconstruction of Sartrean historical theory. This long-awaited second volume offers a comprehensive and critical reading of the Foucauldian counterpoint.
A history, theorized Foucault, should be a kind of map, a comprehensive charting of structural transformations and displacements over time. Contrary to other Foucault scholars, Flynn proposes an "axial" rather than a developmental reading of Foucault's work. This allows aspects of Foucault's famous triad of knowledge, power, and the subject to emerge in each of his major works. Flynn maps existentialist categories across Foucault's "quadrilateral," the model that Foucault proposes as defining modernist conceptions of knowledge. At stake is the degree to which Sartre's thought is fully captured by this mapping, whether he was, as Foucault claimed, "a man of the nineteenth century trying to think in the twentieth."

Works Frequently Cited
Conceptual Coordinates
Foucault and the Historians
Foucault and Historical Nominalism
The Career of the Historical Event
Spatialized Reasoning
The Eclipse of Vision?
The Spaces of History
The Philosopher-Historian as Cartographer
Pyramids and Prisms: Reading Foucault in 3-D
Diaries and Maps
Mapping Existentialist History
Experience and the Lived
Sartre on Violence, Foucault on Power: A Diagnostic
Foucault as Parrhesiast: His Last Course at the Coll├Ęge de France (An Object Lesson in Axial History)
Ethics and History: Authentic vs. Effective History
Conclusion: The Map and the Diary
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ISBN: 9780226254715
ISBN-10: 0226254712
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2

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