Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bapty, Ian. "Nietzsche, Derida and and Foucault: Re-excavating the Meaning of Archaeology."
Bapty, Ian. "Nietzsche, Derida and and Foucault: Re-excavating the Meaning of Archaeology." Archaeology after Structuralism: Post-Structuralism and the Practice of Archaeology. Ed. Ian Bapty and Tim Yates. London: Routledge, 1990. The plan of this paper is to use Nietzsche to frame a discussion of rather more recent trends in 'structuralism' and 'post-structuralism', and to do that specifically in relation to the thought of Foucault and his transition in the late 1960s/early 1970s to a position explicitly and implicitly claiming links with Nietzsche (and then, in a final skew of direction to interpose from this debate into the topic of this book -archaeology after structuralism). The point is not to conduct an analysis ultimately justifying Nietzsche against Foucault or Derrida, or vice versa, and then to impose this new 'truth' as yet another new epistemological underpinning for archaeology - which would be exactly to fall prey to the seductive wiles of what Nietzsche calls the 'will to truth' once more 'tempting us to many a venture' - instead the aim is to consider the value that binds together such opposing positions in their mutual activity and reactivity. . . . Read the rest here: http://archaeology.kiev.ua/meta/bapty.html.