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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

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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
Title variation
Psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault
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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
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1955-
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May, Todd
Dewey number
194
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Foucault, Michel
  • Philosophy, Modern
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Between genealogy and epistemology : psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault, Todd May
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-133) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Micropolitics --- 2. The archeology of psychology --- 3. The genealogical turn --- 4. From psychology to foundationalism --- 5. The epistemology of genealogy --- 6. Antifoundationalism --- 7. Resistance
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ocn925522532
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1 online resource (136 pages)
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online
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9780271071671
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unknown
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)925522532
Label
Between genealogy and epistemology : psychology, politics, and knowledge in the thought of Michel Foucault, Todd May
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-133) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Micropolitics --- 2. The archeology of psychology --- 3. The genealogical turn --- 4. From psychology to foundationalism --- 5. The epistemology of genealogy --- 6. Antifoundationalism --- 7. Resistance
Control code
ocn925522532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (136 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271071671
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925522532

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