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

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Perhaps the French philosopher's masterpiece, which is concerned with an extraordinary question: What does it mean to be mad?

A study of madness from 1500 to 1800 by the famous French philosopher.

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Overview

Perhaps the French philosopher's masterpiece, which is concerned with an extraordinary question: What does it mean to be mad?

A study of madness from 1500 to 1800 by the famous French philosopher.

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"Superb scholarship rendered with artistry" --The Nation
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679721109
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1988
  • Series: Vintage Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 225,084
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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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