The Disorder of Things

  title={The Disorder of Things},
  author={Luisa Cal{\'e} and Luisa Adriana Craciun},
  journal={Eighteenth-Century Studies},
  pages={1 - 13}
This special issue is an invitation to engage with the possibilities of disorder. Our entry point is Michel Foucault’s radical reconfiguration of the divisions of knowledge, not as a history “of its growing perfection, but rather . . . of its conditions of possibility” (OT, xxiii–iv ). We work against the grain of the “rise of disciplinarity” and in the spirit of radical historicity initiated by Foucault’s seminal critiques of discursive practices in The Order of Things (1966), The Archeology… Expand
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