genealogy and/or history

I am interested in sorting out why genealogy is different from the search
for origins which Foucault disparages in Nietszche Genealogy History. If
Rudi Visker is right, and the project of genealogy is about discovering the
impossibility of a discipline/project at the same time as uncovering its
conditions of possibility, is it any more than a negative form of
discovering origins ( which is presumed - not by Foucault- to be a way of
finding something valorous because original)?

Nesta Devine
PhD student,
University of Auckland

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