The Order of Things

The Order of Things

A task is thereby set for thought: that of contesting the origin of things, but of contesting it in order to give it a foundation, by rediscovering the mode upon which the possibility of time is constituted – that origin without origin ...

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317336679

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.
Categories: Social Science

The Order of Things

The Order of Things

There are sixty-five members at any one time. The order bears the motto 'In action faithful and in honour clear'. Knight/Dame Awarded for major contributions in any activity, usually at national level. It harks back to the days of ...

Author: Jackie Strachan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472139917

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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From the Private First Class who knows his place (above a Private but below a Lance Corporal), to the classification of the natural world (Species, Genus, Family, Order . . .), we introduce hierarchies, pecking orders and ranks to every aspect of our lives, from society and religion to leisure and the law, establishing priorities and bringing order to our world. This miscellany of the various hierarchies that govern our existence ranges from the prosaically earthbound, in the form of roads and freeways, to the esoterically celestial, in the form of angels, seraphim, cherubims, archangels and so on. Who is more senior in a Chinese triad, a White Paper Fan or a Red Pole? What trumps a Straight Flush in poker? How many ranks are there between a Detective and a Colonel in the American police? What's the next step up from the Court of Appeal? What is a Royal Peculiar and where does it stand in the hierarchy of the British church? Which sea states lie between Calm and Phenomenal? In a Roman legion, how many men made up a Cohort and how many Cohorts a Legion? What is the hierarchy in the US government? Knowing where something - or someone - stands in the order of things helps us quite literally to put it into context.
Categories: Reference

A Congressional Manual Or Outline of the Order of Business

A Congressional Manual  Or  Outline of the Order of Business

Without this third rule , the senate bills might rest for days upon the speaker's table , unreferred . ... being ordered to a third reading , to be taken up and considered in the order of time in which they passed to a second reading .

Author: Joel Barlow Sutherland


ISBN: UOM:39015016888573


Page: 447

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The Human Experience of Time

The Human Experience of Time

In defiance of a long tradition hailing back to Aristotle , Leibniz reasoned that space and time , as such , are not perceived . What is actually perceived is the variety of objects in a changing order of relationships to each other and ...

Author: Charles M. Sherover

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810117614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 603

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First published in 1975 and still without equal, The Human Experience of Time provides a thorough review of the concept of time in the Western philosophic tradition. Encompassing a wide range of writings, from the Book of Genesis and the classical thinkers to the work of such twentieth-century philosophers as Collingwood and McKeon, all with introductory essays by the editor, this classic anthology offers a synoptic view of the changing philosophic notions of time.
Categories: Philosophy

An Universal History from the Earliest Account of Time

An Universal History  from the Earliest Account of Time

with a body of troops to execute , the following night , an order contained in another letter , then only to be opened . Clement in the mean time wrote to all the bishops of Christ . endom , ordering them to make inquisition into the ...



ISBN: BL:A0024485107

Category: World history


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Categories: World history

Summary Analysis of The Order of Time

Summary   Analysis of The Order of Time

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book.

Author: ZIP Reads

Publisher: ZIP Reads


Category: Science


View: 504

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli explores the very nature of time, physics, humanity, and philosophy in his beautifully written book that challenges our perceptions of the world around us. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookReview of the theories of special and general relativityA breakdown of time as we know itThe science behind quantum gravity, explained for the laymanA philosophical look at the meaning and nature of timeEditorial ReviewBackground on the author About the Original Book: In The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli attempts to shatter our perception of time, providing insight into the true nature of a force that is nowhere near as stable and constant as we perceive it to be. In fact, time is relative to every person and every location in the universe. Seamlessly weaving physics, quantum gravity, history, philosophy, and art into his work, Rovelli has produced a treatise on time unlike anything that has come before it. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Order of Time. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
Categories: Science

The Works of President Edwards

The Works of President Edwards

That the determining act is not before the act determined , either in the order of time or nature , nor is truly distinct from it ; but that the soul's determining the act of volition is the same thing with its exerting the act of ...

Author: Jonathan Edwards


ISBN: UOM:39015059866726

Category: Congregational churches


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Categories: Congregational churches

The English Encyclop dia

The English Encyclop  dia

And this may be managed two ways ; either by at . time , either in Greece or Illyrium and Thrace , each in their tending to the time in a chronological series , or the different proper order and time , I must interrupt the affairs of ...



ISBN: BL:A0023564391

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries