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Paul-Michel Foucault is a French philosopher that studied ethics, epistomology, and social constructs.

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Why is post-modernism so often equated to Relativism, are there any responses in postmodern philosophy that challenges this?

I am refering to critiques of postmodernism that are presented here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/postmodernism-didnt-cause-trump-it-explains-him/2018/08/30/0939f7c4-9b12-11e8-843b-...
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Why should we listen to Michel Foucault if he based his arguments on biased historical claims?

I have only recently heard about philosophical ideas of Michel Foucault from a friend of mine. His claims, those concerning madness for example, sound iconoclastic to me. After looking up some ...
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What is the "historicised a priori"?

While browsing this question I stumbled upon the concept of historicised a priori citing Dilthey and Foucalt. Can somebody explain this concept to me? Also, could anyone point me in the direction of ...
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