Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Paperback)

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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679752554
ISBN-10: 0679752552
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 25th, 1995
Pages: 352
Language: English