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1. Foucault summarizes the current shifts in historical studies as a new 'interrogation' of what?

2. Which of Foucault's books precede the Archeology of Knowledge?

3. Which is not one of the forms of historical unity that Foucault rejects?

4. What is the central historical field addressed by the archeological method?

5. Which is not one of the four major aspects of discursive regularity to emerge from Foucault's 'four hypotheses' about discursive unity?

6. Which is not one of the sciences used as an example by Foucault?

7. An object of discourse first appears where?

8. Foucault's term 'strategies' refers to what aspect of a discourse?

9. Which term refers to a situation in which two incompatible objects, concepts, or types of enunciation have the same conditions of emergence and try to occupy the same discursive space?

10. What is the basic element of discourse?

11. The statement is defined by its what?

12. Why is the statement is not reducible to the speech act?

13. Which cannot be considered a statement?

14. The quality of 'material repeatability' applies to what?

15. Materiality is important in statements in what sense?

16. What term can be defined as 'the units of meaning that grammar recognizes in a series of signs?'

17. What term can be defined as the 'act that produces a group of signs materially?'

18. What term can be defined as the 'modality of existence of a series of signs?'

19. In contrast to the history of ideas, how does the archeological method approach the field of statements?

20. For archeology, a discourse is an 'expression' of what?

21. Which term has two explicitly different meanings, one in the history of ideas and one in archeology?

22. In the history of ideas, which term can serve as both an obstacle to be overcome in the field of discourse and as a founding principle of discourse?

23. On what basis can we analyze the ways in which science is ideological?

24. In the Conclusion, Foucault is accused of being which of the following?

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by imsocoollalala, September 28, 2013

The study guide doesn't make things easier to understand.


by LillyK13, October 02, 2013

I'm really having a hard time understanding what "discursive" means... This isn't helping me at all.

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