Madness

The Invention of an Idea

Cover Art for 9780062007186, Madness by Michel Foucault
ISBN: 9780062007186
Publisher: Harper
Published: 4 January, 2011
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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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.

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