Science and Knowledge
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A silent delimitation has been imposed on all the preceding analyses, without the principle governing it, or even its outline, being made clear. All the examples referred to belonged without exception to a very small domain. In no way could I be said to have ‘covered’, let alone analysed, the immense domain of discourse: why did I systematically ignore ‘literary’, ‘philosophical’, or ‘political’ texts? Do not discursive formations and systems of positivities have a place in them too? And if I was restricting my attention to the sciences, why did I say nothing of mathematics, physics, or chemistry? Why did I concentrate on so many dubious, still imprecise disciplines that are perhaps doomed for ever to remain below the threshold of scientiﬁcity? In short, what is the relation between archaeology and the analysis of the sciences?