The Order of Things

An Archaeology of the Human Sciences

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Ranked #45 in Survey, Ranked #51 in Postmodernismsee more rankings.

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With vast erudition, Foucault cuts across disciplines and reaches back into seventeenth century to show how classical systems of knowledge, 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 economy. The result is nothing less than an archaeology of the...

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