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Nov 28, 1988
| ISBN 9780679721109
Jan 30, 2013
| ISBN 9780307833105
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Nov 28, 1988 | ISBN 9780679721109
Jan 30, 2013 | ISBN 9780307833105
Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 – from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the “insane” and the rest of humanity.
MICHEL FOUCAULT, one of the leading philosophical thinkers of the 20th century, was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lectured in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Français in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophie… More about Michel Foucault
“Superb scholarship rendered with artistry” –The Nation
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