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"State of Nature, Stages of Society"Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse$
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Frank Palmeri

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175166

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.001.0001

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Conjecturalism Now

Conjecturalism Now

Chapter:
(p.250) Conclusion Conjecturalism Now
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"State of Nature, Stages of Society"
Author(s):

Frank Palmeri

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.003.0009

The Conclusion calls attention to the continuing presence of conjectural history not only in Foucault's thought, but in popular and scholarly archaeology, cultural anthropology, and histories of political institutions. Indeed, conjectural thought and form may be stronger and more productive now than they were a century ago in opening up new areas of knowledge.

Keywords:   archaeology, anthropology, political history, Foucault

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