In this classic account of madness, Michel Foucault shows once and for all why he is one of the most distinguished European philosophers since the end of World War II. His influence dominates contemporary thinking. Madness and Civilization is Foucault's first book, and his finest accomplishment.
His other books expand on themes established here: power and imprisonment are at the very heart of this study. Madness and Civilization will change the way in which you think about society. Evoking shock, pity and fascination, it might also make you question the way you think about yourself.
'Michel Foucault's Madness and Civilization has been, without a shadow of a doubt, the most original, influential, and controversial text in this field during the last forty years. It remains as challenging now as on first publication.' - Roy Porter
Introduction by David Cooper, Preface 1."Stultifera Navis" 2.The Great Confinement 3.The Insane 4.Passion and Delirium 5. Aspects of Madness 6.Doctors and Patients 7.The Great Fear 8.The New Division 9.The Birth of the Asylum, Conclusion, Notes
Series: Routledge Classics
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: March 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition