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Archaeology of a tension: the diagnostic of the present in The Order of Things

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Dyogo Henrique Machado Gontijo Silva Leão
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Maurício Cardoso Keinert; Carolina de Souza Noto; Pedro Paulo Garrido Pimenta
Advisor: Maurício Cardoso Keinert

If it is possible to say that Michel Foucaults The order of things makes a diagnosis of the present, we think that it consists of the archaeological description of how the epistemological figure of men coexists with a questioning about the being of language in the middle of the XX century. Therefore we aim to follow the way Foucault describes the constitution of the terms of this diagnostic, in order to see how they come to coexist in the same epistemological field. Nevertheless we seek to show as well how this description of the coexistence of man and language leads to what we consider a point of tension, in which Foucault identifies a opening up of possibilities at the very heart of the modern thought. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/23689-1 - Michel Foucault and the anthropological disposition of modern philosophical thought
Grantee:Dyogo Henrique Machado Gontijo Silva Leão
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master