Mental Illness and Psychology / Edition 2

Mental Illness and Psychology / Edition 2

by Michel Foucault
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520256395

ISBN-13: 9780520256392

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


This seminal early work of Foucault is indispensable to understanding his development as a thinker. Written in 1954 and revised in 1962, Mental Illness and Psychology delineates the shift that occurred in Foucault's thought during this period. The first iteration reflects the philosopher's early interest in and respect for Freud and the psychoanalytic…  See more details below

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This seminal early work of Foucault is indispensable to understanding his development as a thinker. Written in 1954 and revised in 1962, Mental Illness and Psychology delineates the shift that occurred in Foucault's thought during this period. The first iteration reflects the philosopher's early interest in and respect for Freud and the psychoanalytic tradition. The second part, rewritten in 1962, marks a dramatic change in Foucault's thinking. Examining the history of madness as a social and cultural construct, he moves outside of the psychoanalytic tradition into the radical critique of Freud that was to dominate his later work.

Mental Illness and Psychology is an important document tracing the intellectual evolution of this influential thinker. A foreword by Foucault scholar Hubert Dreyfus situates the book within the framework of Foucault's entire body of work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520256392
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Pages:
133
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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