Michel Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge revolves around "énoncés," known as "utterances" or "statements" in English and "Aussagen" in German.

Énoncés are defined, delimited and shown placed in relation to Foucault's discourse theory. Multiple énoncés form a discourse, which itself relies on the epoch in which it exists, and this discourse then allows further énoncés to be considered as true, which in turn affects, in this case reinforces, the discourse – showing an interdependence between the two.

This is a part of a larger visualisation where a number of key concepts from the literature have been visualised in order to highlight certain parts of the text, such as the theories and the arguments therein, with a semblance of structure, which is often hard to first grasp with Foucauldian texts.

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  • Foucault, Michel. Archäologie des Wissens. Translated by Ulrich Köppen. Suhrkamp, 1981. (edited)