Definition of mathesis in English:

mathesis

noun

  • After M. Foucault: the science or practice of establishing a systematic order of things.

Origin

Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman mathesis, Middle French mathesie and their etymon post-classical Latin mathesis astrology, the liberal arts, the quadrivium, the science of numbers, science, learning from ancient Greek μάθησις the action of learning from the stem of μανθάνειν to learn.

Pronunciation

mathesis

/məˈθiːsɪs//ˈmaθəsɪs/