File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_2000/foucault.0006, message 49


Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 13:11:36 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Re: The Order of Things



re-posting to william

On Thu, 22 Jun 2000, Jeremiah Luna wrote:

> Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 11:19:52 +0200 (MEST)
> From: Jeremiah Luna <jeremiah.luna-AT-zdv.uni-tuebingen.de>
> Reply-To: foucault-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu
> To: foucault-AT-lists.village.virginia.edu
> Subject: Re: The Order of Things
> 
> The Order of Things is in my opinion one of the most important books
> Fouculat wrote, I had to read it a few times to get it, but now I would
> say it is kinda lika a bible of sworts. It is a history of the sciences
> and very much an attack against more traditional legitmatization. Or maybe
> I would say it is science as myth, but more importantly the myth we
> believe. As foucault once said somewhere that our modern condition is
> defined by the fact that we know all myth to be just that myth. at
> the heart of OT science is shown to be nothing more than a few sets of
> epistemes or configurations of knowledge without  unverisal Truth with a
> capital T. 
> I worte an essay as well that might be of help in understanding the book 
> it is at 
>    
> http://homepages.uni-tuebingen.de/student/jeremiah.luna/history2.htm
> 
> with best regards 
> jeremaih luna
> 


   

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