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The Order of Things
The Order of Things
An Archaeology of the Human Sciences

Possibly one off the most significant yet most overlooked works of the twentieth century, it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant.


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authored-by Michel Foucault on 9/14/2019, 7:16:26 PM

excerpt On what 'table', according to what grid of identities, similitudes, analogies, have we become accustomed to sort out so many different and similar things? xxi on 11/7/2019, 7:09:42 PM

excerpt Neither can be reduced to the others terms: it is in vain that we see what we say; what we see never resides in what we say. And it is in vain that we attempt to show, by the use of images, metaphors, or similes what we are saying; the space where they achieve their splendor is not that deployed by our eyes but that defined by the sequential elements of syntax. 10 on 11/7/2019, 7:18:03 PM


Theodore M. Porter references The Order of Things on 9/14/2019, 7:18:41 PM

Rhizome (philosophy) references The Order of Things on 10/9/2019, 10:21:36 PM