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Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

David Webb


The book proposes that Foucault's archaeology is a direct response to the predicament for thought in modernity that he described in the closing chapters of The Order of Things, and that science and mathematics are fundamental to the possibility of this response. Centered around the figure of man, Foucault described thinking in modernity as split between empirical and transcendental forms of enquiry, neither of which is able to secure a foundation. To understand how Foucault responds to this situation, the book sets out a series of key ideas in the work of Gaston Bachelard, Jean Cavaillès, and ... More

Keywords: Foucault, Archaeology, Epistemology, Historical a priori, Bachelard, Cavaillès, Serres

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624218
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Webb, author