Foucault tackles the issue of history and how we view it and track it. It isn't one lone line of unified events. There are so many different things that happen that make up the whole. "And the great problem presented by such historical analyses is not continuities are established, how a single pattern is formed and preserved, how for so many different, successive minds there is a single horizon, what mode of action and what substructure is implied by the interplay of transmission, resumptions, disapperances, and repititions...but one of transformations that serve as new foundations, the rebuilding of foundations" (5).

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