Foucault The Order Of Things Analysis

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The Order of Things, Foucault Preface xvi. Foucault raised Borges’ passage about “certain Chinese encyclopaedia”, and started his discussion from the imposibility of thinking that. xvii. The impossibility comes from the “alphabetical series (a, b, c, d) which links each of those categories to all the others, transgresses the boundaries of all imagination, of all possible thought” and also “the sudden vicinity of things tha have no relation to each other.” xviii. “What is impossible is not the propinquity of the things listed, but the very site on which their propinquity would be possible.” xix. “Language has intersected space.” Comcept of Utopias and Heterotopias. xx. “Uneasiness is related to the distress of those whose language has been destroyed.”…show more content…
Foucault concerned about the way culture has made manifest the existence of order. xxiv. Two discontinuities: of classical thinkers and of modern thinkers. xxv. “Man is only a recent invention.” xxvi. Here Foucault was “concerned with observing how a culture experiences the propinquity of things.” Uncreative Writing, Kenneth Goldsmith Introduction Page 13. Goldsmith started with Douglas Huebler’s idea and stated that the way to treat information makes a difference. “The construction or conception of a text is as important as what the text says or does.” Page 13-16. Jonathan Lethem’s essay “The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism” is an example of patchwriting. “These writers function more like programmers,” “with computer encouraging writers to mimic its workings.” Page 18. Typewriting didn’t encourage the replication of texts and “this is setting the stage for a literary revolution.” Page 19. Through the class Goldsmith taught called “Uncreative Writing”, a secret revealed that “the suppression of self-expression is impossible.” Page 21-23. “Success lies in knowing what to include and what to leave out.” “Author won’t die, we might begin to view authorship in a more conceptual way.” Page 23-25. Brief description of each chapter. Chapter 1. Revenge of the
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