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News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

‘Showing that scientific demonstration is basically only a ritual, that the supposedly universal subject of knowledge is really only an individual historically qualified according to certain modalities, and that the discovery of truth is really a certain modality of the production of truth; putting what is given as the truth of observation or demonstration back on the basis of rituals, of the qualifications of the knowing individual, of the truth-event system, is what I would call the archaeology of knowledge.’

Michel Foucault. Michel Foucault, (2006) [2003]. Psychiatric Power. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973- 1974. Tr. Graham Burchell. Houndmills and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 238

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