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Peters, M.A., Taglietti, D., Deleuze’s rhizomatic analysis of Foucault: Resources for a new sociology?
(2019) Educational Philosophy and Theory

DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1551831

Abstract
This paper analyses and examines Deleuze’s Foucault as a means of investigating intellectual resources for a new sociology–one that, in Foucault’s name, is neither foundationalist nor representationalist but genuinely other than the modernist discourse with which the discipline began and grew up. The paper begins with a brief historiography of sociology in order to broach the relationship between Deleuze and Foucault, and then focuses on Deleuze’s book on Foucault as a means of moving ‘from the archive to the diagram’ and to a topology of ‘thinking otherwise’. Finally, the paper moves to reformulate a new vocabulary no longer anchored in modernist categories to a non-dialectical reconfiguration of explanation and comprehension. © 2018, © 2018 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.

Author Keywords
Deleuze; Foucault; sociology

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