The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human SciencesMichel Foucault
The book’s central claim is that all periods of history have possessed certain underlying conditions of truth that constituted what was acceptable as, for example, scientific discourse. Foucault argues that these conditions of discourse (“epistemes”) have changed over time from one period’s “episteme” to another. Foucault demonstrates the parallelisms in the development of three fields: linguistics, biology, and economics. Foucault then argues that shifts in epistemes were caused by changes in conceptions of language. The book was a huge success in his native France and established Michel Foucault as a major intellectual figure.
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|publisher||Random House, Inc|
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