Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (Paperback)

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Perhaps the French philosopher's masterpiece, which is concerned with an extraordinary question: What does it mean to be mad?

About the Author

Michel Foucault (1926 1984) was a French philosopher, historian, social theorist, and philologist. One of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France, Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology, and literary criticism.

Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and Trappings. He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.

Praise For…

"Superb scholarship rendered with artistry" --The Nation

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679721109
ISBN-10: 067972110X
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: November 28th, 1988
Pages: 320
Language: English