Michel Foucault

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The order of discourse In "The Order of Discourse," Foucault argues that discourse is controlled by certain functions, actions, or rules. is it always true that discourse can be limited ? 

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There are always rules of engagement--spoken or otherwise.  Even when, in debate or persuasive discourse, there seems that no true rules are being followed, the speaker has a strategy.  It's like chess.  You move, you anticipate the opponent's move, and you counter.

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