Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

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In recent years the question of madness and how to define it has become the centre of a great deal of discussion. This is the question the distinguished French psychologist and philosopher Michel Foucault seeks to answer by studying madness from 1500 to 1800 - from the Middle Ages when insanity was considered part of everyday life and fools and madmen walked the streets, to the point when these people began to be considered a threat, asylums were built for the first time, and a wall was erected between the insane...
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In recent years the question of madness and how to define it has become the centre of a great deal of discussion. This is the question the distinguished French psychologist and philosopher Michel Foucault seeks to answer by studying madness from 1500 to 1800 - from the Middle Ages when insanity was considered part of everyday life and fools and madmen walked the streets, to the point when these people began to be considered a threat, asylums were built for the first time, and a wall was erected between the insane and the rest of humanity.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415040181
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/1971
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2002

    This book is mad-crazy, son!

    This book has a methodical view point. Ironically it wasn't meant to be that way. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I hope you will to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    Decartes as Polemic

    For Foucault,Descarts enmarks the forcoming of the 'ratio'. Whether man intents to construct a civilized society; and others seems to follow a way, a control path, Michael Foucault questions the truth that goes parallel to reason. If madness exist and reason can conclude to be proven, then we ought to look into those discourses that silence yells out.

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