Madness: The Invention of an Idea

Madness: The Invention of an Idea

by Michel Foucault
     
 

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Michel Foucault’s first exploration of insanity as a social construct—and his debut work of criticism, published nearly a decade before Madness and CivilizationMadness offers an invaluable lens through which to observe the seminal social critic’s philosophical evolution. Previously published as Mental Illness and…  See more details below

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Michel Foucault’s first exploration of insanity as a social construct—and his debut work of criticism, published nearly a decade before Madness and CivilizationMadness offers an invaluable lens through which to observe the seminal social critic’s philosophical evolution. Previously published as Mental Illness and Psychology, this exciting and accessible new edition offers unique insight into both Foucault’s early engagement with the psychoanalytic tradition and his critical break from Freud, giving readers a crucial look at the thinking that prefigured The History of Sexuality, The Archeology of Knowledge, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062007186
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
720,351
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

One of the most important theorists of the twentieth century, Michel Foucault (1926-1984) published many books, including Discipline and Punish, The Archaeology of Knowledge, The History of Sexuality, and The Discourse on Language.

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