Michel Foucault: The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969-) [FR, ES, IT, EN, PT, AR, SR, TR, CZ, RU]

22 June 2013, dusan

The Archaeology of Knowledge (L’archéologie du savoir) is a methodological treatise promoting what the French philosopher Michel Foucault calls “archaeology” or the “archaeological method”, an analytical method he implicitly used in his previous works Madness and Civilization, The Birth of the Clinic, and The Order of Things. It is Foucault’s only explicitly methodological work.

The premise of the book is that systems of thought and knowledge (“epistemes” or “discursive formations”) are governed by rules (beyond those of grammar and logic) which operate in the consciousness of individual subjects and define a system of conceptual possibilities that determines the boundaries of thought in a given domain and period.” (from Wikipedia)

French edition
Publisher Editions Gallimard, 1969
275 pages

English edition: The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language
Translated by A. M. Sheridan Smith
Discourse on Language was originally published in French as L’ordre du discours, Editions Gallimard, 1971. English translation by Rupert Swyer
Publisher Pantheon Books, New York, 1972
ISBN 0394711068
246 pages
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L’archéologie du savoir (French, 1969, no OCR)
La arqueología del saber (Spanish, trans. Aurelio Garzón del Camino, 1970/2002, no OCR)
L’archeologia del sapere: Una metodologia per la storia della cultura (Italian, trans. Giovanni Bogliolo, 4th edition, 1971/2009, via oize, EPUB)
The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language (English, trans. A. M. Sheridan Smith and Rupert Swyer, 1972). Routledge Classics edition (2002, added on 2013-6-28)
A Arqueologia do Saber (Portuguese, trans. Luiz Felipe Baeta Neves, 7th edition, 1972/2008, no OCR, no OCR)
حفريات-المعرفة-فوكو (Arabic, 1987, no OCR)
Arheologija znanja (Serbian, trans. Mladen Kozomara, 1998, no OCR)
Bilginin arkeolojisi (Turkish, trans. Veli Urhan, 1999, no OCR)
Archeologie vědění (Czech, trans. Čestmír Pelikán, 2002, no OCR)
Археология знания (Russian, trans. М. Б. Ракова and А. Ю. Серебрянникова, 2004, PDF, added on 2013-9-26), DJVU

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