Kant, Foucault, and Forms of Experience

1st Edition

Marc Djaballah

Routledge
Published December 15, 2011
Reference - 358 Pages
ISBN 9780415807937 - CAT# Y126895
Series: Studies in Philosophy

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $57.95

USD$46.36

SAVE ~$11.59

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

This study presents the theoretical apparatus of Foucault’s early historical analyses as a version of Kantian criticism. In an initial textual exposition, the author attempts to distill a unified discursive practice from Kant’s theoretical writings, arguing for Foucault’s proximity to Kant on the basis of this reconstruction, by showing that his studies are modeled on this way of thinking. By recasting it in this framework, an unorthodox version of Foucault’s work is generated, one that is at odds with the tendency to emphasize a certain skepticism about the possibility of universal and necessary knowledge in his writings, and to mistake it for irrationalism and a hostility to the practice of theory. By drawing attention to the structural parallel between Foucault’s practice and Kantian criticism, this study belies this picture.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title