From: Kevin Turner <kevin.turner@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 05:12:19 -0800
In "The Archaeology of Knowledge" Sheridan Smith makes the following observation on the relation between savoir and connaissance:
'Connaissance refers...to a particular corpus of knowledge, a particular discipline – biology or economics, for example. Savoir, which is usually defined as knowledge in general, to totality of connaissance, is used by Foucault in an underlying, rather than an overall, way. He has himself offered the following comment on his usage of these terms: “By connaissance I mean the relation of the subject to the object and the formal rules that govern it. Savoir refers to the conditions that are necessary in a particular period for this or that type of object to be given to connaissance and for this or that type of enunciation to be formulated”'(AK: 15n2).
The problem is, Sheridan Smith does not give a reference for Foucault's comments: does anybody know where Foucault originally made this statement?
Regards - Kevin.
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