Madness: The Invention of an Idea by Michel Foucault

Madness: The Invention of an Idea

byMichel Foucault

Paperback | January 4, 2011

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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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One of the most important theorists of the twentieth century, Michel Foucault (1926-1984) published many books, includingDiscipline and Punish,The Archaeology of Knowledge,The History of Sexuality, andThe Discourse on Language.
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Title:Madness: The Invention of an IdeaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.12 × 4.5 × 0.44 inPublished:January 4, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062007181

ISBN - 13:9780062007186

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"A profound and influential mind" (New York Times Book Review)