The Order of Things
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

The Order of Things


  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-08-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134499144


The Order of Things Book Description :

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.

The Order of Things
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

The Order of Things


  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415267366


The Order of Things Book Description :

Possibly one off the most significant yet most overlooked works of the twentieth century, it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant.

The Order of Things
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Order of Things


  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 0415267374


The Order of Things Book Description :

Possibly one off the most significant yet most overlooked works of the twentieth century, it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant.

The Order of Things

The Order of Things


  • Author : Jackie Strachan
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-11-16
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472139917


The Order of Things Book Description :

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.

The Order of Things

The Order of Things


  • Author : Everyday Press, The
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-09-12
  • Genre: Art and science
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 1912458004


The Order of Things Book Description :

This publication documents an exhibition and seminar curated by Andrew Bick, Jonathan Parsons and Katie Pratt held at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum in early 2017. The seminar lectures are transcribed as directly as possible into print format, and an additional performance by A K Dolven of her vinyl record JA as long as I can marked the end of the event.0The title, 'The Order of Things', is taken from the English translation of French philosopher Michel Foucault?s 1966 book, Les Mots et les Choses, (literally translated as ?words and things?). The book traces the origins of human thought through the arts, sciences, economics, and sociology. Underpinning Foucault?s discussion is the anthropological argument that human categorisation strategy ? how we label things - is limited. Furthermore, our use of language fails us in our emotional response to art. Taking Foucault?s book as starting point, this book reflects on the inherent humanity in how artists conceptualise and structure their creativity.0Whilst not pictorial itself, much of the work in 'The Order of Things' is offset by the figurative title, encouraging the audience to project the point where the artwork unites with its name. Many artworks deliberately mismatch language and image, so that the appearance or the textual content is apparently incongruous with the title. A regular theme is how a character is transformed, through repetition and context, from a squiggle to something legible and comprehensible. Conversely, other works contemplate the extent to which a symbol can degenerate before it becomes indecipherable.00Exhibition: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham, UK (28.01.2017-05.03.2018).

The Order of Things
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Order of Things


  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 0415267374


The Order of Things Book Description :

Possibly one off the most significant yet most overlooked works of the twentieth century, it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant.

The Order of Things

The Order of Things


  • Author : Norbert Schoerner
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Release Date : 2001-07-25
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0714840122


The Order of Things Book Description :

A specially-bound collection of photographs by fashion photographer Norbert Schoener.

The Natural Order of Things

The Natural Order of Things


  • Author : Kevin P. Keating
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804169271


The Natural Order of Things Book Description :

Follows the tragedies of the residents of a Jesuit school-dominated community over the course of a Halloween weekend, from a doomed quarterback who questions his faith to a former headmaster who suffers a terrible betrayal.

The Strange Order of Things
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Strange Order of Things


  • Author : Antonio Damasio
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345807144


The Strange Order of Things Book Description :

"Damasio undertakes nothing less than a reconstruction of the natural history of the universe. . . . [A] brave and honest book." --The New York Times Book Review The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition that regulates human physiology within the range that makes possible not only survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular existence and other primitive life-forms; and that inherent in our very chemistry is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life. The Strange Order of Things is a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding the origins of life, feeling, and culture. www.antoniodamasio.com

The Order of Things
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Order of Things


  • Author : Barbara Ann Kipfer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Classification
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000059023371


The Order of Things Book Description :