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- DescriptionWith vast erudition, Foucault cuts across disciplines and reaches back into seventeenth century to show how classical systems of kwledge, which linked all of nature within a great chain of being and analogies between the stars in the heavens and the features in a human face, gave way to the modern sciences of biology, philology, and political ecomy. The result is thing 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 kwledge is at best a recent invention, the result of a fundamental mutation in our culture.
- Author BiographyMichel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.
- Author(s)Michel Foucalt
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication12/04/1994
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House USA Inc
- Weight347 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine25 mm
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