Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge-are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of 'things said' and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal.
[combination of two works: "L'archéologie du savoir" 1969 & "L'ordre du discours" 1971 ("The Discourse on Language" as appendix pp. 215-37)]