Foucault, Nietzsche and the History of Truth

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By the end of the 1960s, in the course of methodological reflections on his earlier studies of the history of certain kinds of empirical knowledge, Foucalt had developed a novel approach to the history of discourse. Rather than seeking to retrace the modifications and permutations of knowledge in a given domain, he sought to identify the underlying discursive formations or "positivities" that enabled the emergence of new kinds and new contents of knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoucault and Nietzsche
Subtitle of host publicationA Critical Encounter
EditorsAlan Rosenberg , Joseph Westfall
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781474247382, 9781474247405
ISBN (Print)9781474247399
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy


  • Nietzsche
  • Foucault
  • intellectual indebtedness
  • philosophy as a way of life
  • contemporary culture
  • Foucault-Nietzsche relationship
  • Death of God
  • art and aesthetics
  • evolution of knowledge


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