more from Michel Foucault

Single Idea 21942

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 1. Relativism]

Full Idea

Foucault's project is to question quite specific claims to cognitive authority, made by many psychologists and social scientists. He has not problems with other domains, such as mathematics and the basic sciences.

Gist of Idea

Foucault challenges knowledge in psychology and sociology, not in the basic sciences


report of Michel Foucault (works [1978]) by Gary Gutting - Foucault: a very short introduction 5

Book Reference

Gutting,Gary: 'Foucault' [OUP 2005], p.53

A Reaction

Nowadays we describe his target as Epistemic Injustice (see book of that title by Miranda Fricker).

Related Idea

Idea 7424 Saying games of truth were merely power relations would be a horrible exaggeration [Foucault]