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    (Original post by LitQuestions)
    Hi everyone! I am currently writing an essay on Foucault's 'Will to Knowledge' or 'la volonte de savoir' and one of the questions is to analyze the relationship between the book and historical or theoretical context. I don't completely understand: What is the difference between these two terms? Thanks for the help.
    Ahh I loved L’Histoire de la sexualité I'd say "historical context" refers to what was happening in wider society at the time of writing, whereas "theoretical context" is the academic setting of the book, i.e. which theories were popular at the time and how sexuality and social sciences in general were being studied by Foucault's contemporaries.
 
 
 
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