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Madness: The Invention of an Idea (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) Paperback – 4 Jan 2011

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  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (4 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062007181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062007186
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.1 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 707,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Compelling and highly influential, Michel Foucault's Madness is an indispensable work for readers who wish to understand the intellectual evolution of one of the most important social theorists of the twentieth century.

Written in 1954 and revised in 1962, Madness delineates the profound shift that occurred in Foucault's thought during this period. The first iteration reflects the philosopher's early interest in and respect for Freudian theory and the psychoanalytic tradition. The second part marks a dramatic change in Foucault's thinking. Examining the history of madness as a social and cultural construct, he moves into a radical critique of Freud and toward the postmodern deconstruction that was to dominate and define his later work.

About the Author

One of the most important theorists of the twentieth century, Michel Foucault (1926-1984) published many books, including Discipline and Punish, The Archaeology of Knowledge, The History of Sexuality, and The Discourse on Language.


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5.0 out of 5 stars1954 - 1962: Foucault from existential psychology to archaeology.
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5.0 out of 5 starsFascinating introduction to Foucault's early though
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5.0 out of 5 starsA GREAT book, an early work
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