What is similarities and differences between Foucault and Kant?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 7:45 pm ad1c9bdddf
Kant's great epistemological innovation was to maintain that the same critique that revealed the limits of our knowing powers could also reveal necessary conditions for their exercise. What might have seemed just contingent features of human cognition (for example, the spatial and temporal character of its objects) turn out to be necessary truths. Foucault, however, suggests the need to invert this Kantian move. Rather than asking what, in the apparently contingent, is actually necessary, he suggests asking what, in the apparently necessary, might be ...
The similarities and differences between Foucault and Kant are determined.