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The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date April 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679753353
ISBN-10 0679753354
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summary
Traces the evolution of man's study of himself from seventeenth-century human sciences
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 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 knowledge—is at best a recent invention, the result of a fundamental mutation in our culture.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780415267366
 
from Brunner-Routledge (March 1, 2002); titled "The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences"
9780415267366 | details & prices | 422 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $130.00
About: When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780415267373 Book cover for 9780679753353
 
2 edition from Brunner-Routledge (March 1, 2002)
9780415267373 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here.
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Reissue edition from Vintage Books (April 1, 1994); titled "The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences"
9780679753353 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Traces the evolution of man's study of himself from seventeenth-century human sciences

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