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The Resource Between genealogy and epistemology : psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault, Todd May

Between genealogy and epistemology : psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault, Todd May

Label
Between genealogy and epistemology : psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault
Title
Between genealogy and epistemology
Title remainder
psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault
Statement of responsibility
Todd May
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Michel Foucault introduced a new form of political thinking and discourse. Rather than seeking to understand the grand unities of state, economy, or exploitation, he tried to discover the micropolitical workings of everyday life that have often founded the greater unities. He was particularly concerned with how we understand ourselves psychologically, and thus with how psychological knowledge developed and came to be accepted as true. In the course of his writings, he developed a genealogy of psychology, an account of psychology as a historically developed practice of power. The problem such an account raises for much of traditional philosophy is that Foucault's critique of psychological concepts is ultimately a critique of the idea of the mind as a politically neutral ontological concept. As such, it renders politically suspect all forms of subjective foundationalism, and the epistemological justification for Foucault's own writings is then called into question. Drawing on the writings of such Anglo-American philosophers as Wilfrid Sellars and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Todd May refutes the idea that Foucault's critiques of knowledge, and especially psychological knowledge, undermine themselves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
May, Todd
Dewey number
194
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.F724
LC item number
M39 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Kennis
  • Macht
  • Dagelijks leven
Label
Between genealogy and epistemology : psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault, Todd May
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26553016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9780271009056
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92029112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1515879
  • (OCoLC)26553016
Label
Between genealogy and epistemology : psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault, Todd May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26553016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9780271009056
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92029112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1515879
  • (OCoLC)26553016

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