Modernity and Crisis in the Thought of Michel Foucault (2017)

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Matan Oram, Modernity and Crisis in the Thought of Michel Foucault, The Totality of Reason, Routledge, 2017

About the Book

Few studies of Foucault have examined his thought from a sustained interdisciplinary perspective. Through the interpretative prism of the concept of the‘Totality of Reason’, this book suggests an original analytical reading of Foucault’s thought.

This book addresses Foucault’s characterizations of the Enlightenment, asking whether the developmental history of the modern conception of knowledge – from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment – warrants the conclusion he draws. From the perspective of a critical evaluation of Foucault’s thesis on ‘the crisis of modernity’, the book examines whether Foucault, the philosophical and social critic, truly belongs to those intellectual trends known as a ‘deconstruction’ and ‘post-modernism’ that advocate a wholesale rejection of the project of modernity, demonstrating how a classification of this kind contributes to an impoverishment of our understanding of Foucault’s…

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