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When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on...
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This is dense--a great deal of material packed in. I am not going to pretend to understand but I found tie ins to other important books on this list to be fascinating. I also really enjoyed learning about the interrelationships and history of languages.
Feb 17th, 2021
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