Michel Foucault, The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (New York: Random House, 1970; Vintage Books Edition, 1994). 31-63), which also includes a reference to the above- According to Postmodernism concept, the world is the text and the unique possible model of it is text-reality. Hence my question to this forum. Foucault's third objection to Derrida is that Derrida sides with a tyrannical and totalitarian reason. 1 Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1967, 1974, 1976, 1997, 2016). 2 Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo, Is Everyone Really Equal? The writings of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida pose a serious challenge to the old established, but now seriously compromised forms of thought. 1 In Derrida’s 1963 lecture ‘Cogito and the History of Madness’ (Derrida 1978, pp. Foucault and Derrida: polemic, in which they share the key underlying premise: that Cogito is inherently related to madness. But my understanding that Derrida's level of analysis might go "deeper" that Foucault's, might engage the "transcendental" in some way, motivates the question. 2 law and madness stems at least partly from Derrida’s earlier debate with Foucault on the question of madness. 3) Michel Foucault, “Reply to Derrida,” from Paideia 11 (1 February 1972): This is the more direct text, taking up what he says are three postulates on which Derrida assents: All knowledge and all rational discourse have a fundamental relation to philosophy. thinkers Michel Foucault, Richard Rorty and Jacques Derrida. "Derrida's position of truth is much more difficult to grasp." The difference: for Foucault, Cogito is grounded in the exclusion of madness, while, for Derrida, Cogito itself can only emerge through a “mad” hyperbole (universalized doubt), and remains marked by this excess. -- exactly! derrida enthusiastically attended lectures given by foucault about = madness around the time that 'folie et deraison' appeared. Avowing violence: Foucault and Derrida on politics, discourse and meaning Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings Philosophy & Social Criticism 2011 37 : 1 , 3-23 I suspect not, but it would take a lot of digging to gain any certainty.