Archaeological Methodology: Foucault and the History of Systems of Thought

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Krarup T. Archaeological Methodology: Foucault and the History of Systems of Thought. Theory, Culture & Society. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276420984528

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title = "Archaeological Methodology: Foucault and the History of Systems of Thought",
abstract = "Existing accounts of Foucault{\textquoteright}s archaeological methodology have not (a) contextualized the concept properly within the intellectual field of its emergence and (b) explained why it is called {\textquoteleft}archaeology{\textquoteright} and not simply {\textquoteleft}history{\textquoteright}. Foucault contributed to the field of {\textquoteleft}history of systems of thought{\textquoteright} in France around 1960 by broadening its scope from the study of scientific and philosophical systems into systems of {\textquoteleft}knowledge{\textquoteright} in a wider sense. For Foucault, the term {\textquoteleft}archaeology{\textquoteright} provided a response to new methodological questions arising from this initiative. Archaeological methodology had already been developed into a distinct comparative approach for the study of linguistic and cultural systems, notably by Dum{\'e}zil. Foucault redevised archaeological methodology for the post-Hegelian tradition of studying {\textquoteleft}problems{\textquoteright} prevalent in the history of systems of thought. The article thus furnishes the groundwork for a {\textquoteleft}sociological archaeology{\textquoteright} or {\textquoteleft}problem analysis{\textquoteright} that is not particularly dependent on Foucault as a social theorist of power.",
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