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Eight Power and Culture
Eight power and culture
Principle 4: Power

Foucault's name is linked most famously with the notion of power and also with the idea that knowledge and truth exist in an essential relation with social, economic and political factors. It is well known that Foucault addresses the question of power in his writings subsequent to 1970, but similar themes can also be found in his earlier work even if such themes are not couched in the same terms. Foucault (1971b: 159) explains that in the early 1960s he was impressed by the attempts of certain Marxist historians of science to link geometry and calculus to social structures. But the problem with Marxist attempts to link the actual disciplinary content of science with economic, social ...

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