Michel Foucault s first exploration of insanity as a social construct and his debut work of criticism, published nearly a decade before Madness and Civilization Madness 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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The Invention of an Idea
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