The emergence of sexuality : historical epistemology and the formation of concepts / Arnold I. Davidson
- Davidson, Arnold I. (Arnold Ira), 1955-
- Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Closing up the corpses -- Sex and the emergence of sexuality -- How to do the history of psychoanalysis : a reading of Freud's Three essays on the theory of sexuality -- The horror of monsters -- Styles of reasoning : from the history of art to the epistemology of science -- The epistemology of distorted evidence : problems around Carlo Ginzburg's historiography -- Foucault and the analysis of concepts -- On epistemology and archeology : from Canguilhem to Foucault -- Appendix: Foucault, psychoanalysis, and pleasure.
- "In a book that moves between philosophy and history, and with lasting significance for both, Arnold Davidson elaborates a powerful new method for considering the history of concepts and the nature of scientific knowledge, a method he calls "historical epistemology." He applies this method to the history of sexuality, with important consequences for our understanding of desire, abnormality, and sexuality itself."--BOOK JACKET.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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