Foucault's episteme vs. Kuhn's paradigm
December 11, 2009 3:14 AM   Subscribe

Need help finding passages where Foucault concentrates on the concept of the episteme in his The Order of Things. Would also like some help with comparing this concept to Kuhn's paradigm idea.

I'm writing a (short) paper comparing Foucault's concept of epistemes to Kuhn's concept of paradigms. I've acquired Foucault's Lets mots et les choses (The Order of Things), but I'm at a loss on where to start reading, having almost no previous knowledge on the subject. So I would like to know: Which specific chapters or passages are specifically related to describing the episteme?

I would also appreciate any comments on or references to articles and such comparing Foucault and Kuhn's two ideas. (Books are not so great, since I'm outside of the US and the paper is due in a week.)
posted by coraline to Religion & Philosophy (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I have found John Protevi's outlines helpful for Foucault:
posted by CtrlAltDelete at 3:56 AM on December 11, 2009

Best answer: A bit of googling produced a paper that compares Foucault and Kuhn from the perspective of economic science. Should be enough to get you started, I hope.
posted by daniel_charms at 5:36 AM on December 11, 2009

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