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Madness and civilization; a history of insanity in the age of reason by Michel Foucault( Book )

291 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging entrenched views of madness and reason, History of Madness is one of the classics of 20th century thought. It is Foucaultʼs first major work, written in a dazzling and sometimes enigmatic literary style. It also introduces many of the inspiring and radical themes that he was to write about throughout his life, above all the nature of power and social exclusion. History of Madness begins in the Middle Ages with vivid descriptions of the exclusion and confinement of lepers. Why Foucault asks, when the leper houses were emptied at the end of the Middle Ages, were they turned into places of confinement for the mad? Why, within the space of several months in 1656, was one out of every hundred people in Paris confined? Foucaultʼs bold and controversial answer is that throughout modern history, madness has meant isolation, repression and exclusion. Even the Enlightenment, which attempted to educate and include the mad, ended up imprisoning them in a moral world. As Foucault famously declared to a reporter from Le Monde in 1961, ʺMadness exists only in society. It does not exist outside the forms of sensibility that isolate it, and the form of repulsion that expel it or capture it.ʺ Shifting brilliantly from Descartes and early Enlightenment thought to the founding of the Hopital General in Paris and the work of philanthropists and early psychiatrists such as Philippe Pinel and Samuel Tuke, Foucault focuses throughout not only on the philosophical and cultural values attached to the mad. He also urges us to recognize the creative forces that madness represents, drawing on examples from Goya, Nietzsche, Van Gogh and Artaud. History of Madness is an inspiring and classic work that challenges up to understand madness, reason and power and the forces that shape them. Also includes information on alienation, animal spirits, asylums, Hieronymus Bosch, brain, burning at the stake, Christ and symbolism, classical age, confinement, convulsions, crime, delirium, dementia, dreams, alienation and exclusion, fear, God, hallucinations, hospitals, houses of confinement, houses of correction, hysteria, the insane, lunatics, mania, melancholy, mind, morality, positivism, prisons, poverty, punishment, the Renaissance, the French Revolution, sin, soul, suicide, symbolism, treatments, vapours, venereal disease, water, wisdom, witchcraft, women, work, workhouses, etc
The archaeology of knowledge by Michel Foucault( Book )

393 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge- are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of astonishing brilliance, historian Michael Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things aid" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal. Summing up of Foucault's own methodological assumptions, this book is also a first step toward a genealogy of the way we live now. Challenging, at times infuriating, it is an absolutely indispensable guide to one of the most innovative thinkers of our time
Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault( Book )

85 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, the author 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
The history of sexuality by Michel Foucault( Book )

161 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Foucault's 'The History of Sexuality' pioneered queer theory. In it he builds an argument grounded in a historical analysis of the word "sexuality" against the common thesis that sexuality always has been repressed in Western society. Quite the contrary: since the 17th century, there has been a fixation with sexuality creating a discourse around sexuality. It is this discourse that has created sexual minorities. In 'The History of Sexuality', Foucault attempts to disprove the thesis that Western society has seen a repression of sexuality since the 17th century and that sexuality has been unmentionable, something impossible to speak about. In the 70s, when the book was written, the sexual revolution was a fact. The ideas of the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, saying that to conserve your mental health you needed to liberate your sexual energy, were popular. The past was seen as a dark age where sexuality had been something forbidden
The birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perception by Michel Foucault( Book )

322 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors begin to describe phenomena that for centuries had remained below the threshold of the visible and expressible. In The Birth of the Clinic the philosopher and intellectual historian who may be the true heir to Nietzsche charts this dramatic transformation of medical knowledge. As in his classic Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault shows how much what we think of as pure science owes to social and cultural attitudes - in this case, to the climate of the French Revolution. Brilliant, provocative, and omnivorously learned, his book sheds new light on the origins of our current notions of health and sickness, life and death."--
The order of things : an archaeology of the human sciences by Michel Foucault( Book )

132 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When one defines 'order' as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear what Foucault is doing here. He weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology
The Foucault reader by Michel Foucault( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Foucault's writing has shaped the teaching of half a dozen disciplines, ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. But none of his books offers a satisfactory introduction to the entire complex body of his work. The Foucault Reader precisely serves that purpose. It contains selections from each area of Foucault's thought, a wealth of previously unpublished writings, and an interview with Foucault during which he discusses his philosophy with unprecedented candor
Les mots et les choses; une archéologie des sciences humaines by Michel Foucault( Book )

272 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How categories for ordering knowledge of things have altered since the 17th century in regard to language, the natural world and economics, and the effects of these changes
Power/knowledge : selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977 by Michel Foucault( Book )

69 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Foucault has become famous for a series of books that have permanently altered our understanding of many institutions of Western society. He analyzed mental institutions in the remarkable Madness and Civilization; hospitals in The Birth of the Clinic; prisons in Discipline and Punish; and schools and families in The History of Sexuality. But the general reader as well as the specialist is apt to miss the consistent purposes that lay behind these difficult individual studies, thus losing sight of the broad social vision and political aims that unified them. Now, in this superb set of essays and interviews, Foucault has provided a much-needed guide to Foucault. These pieces, ranging over the entire spectrum of his concerns, enabled Foucault, in his most intimate and accessible voice, to interpret the conclusions of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent - and terrifying - portrait of society that he was patiently compiling. For, as Foucault shows, what he was always describing was the nature of power in society; not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions, but the much more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power "reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, their discourses, learning processes and everyday lives" Foucault's investigations of prisons, schools, barracks, hospitals, factories, cities, lodgings, families, and other organized forms of social life are each a segment of one of the most astonishing intellectual enterprises of all time -- and, as this book proves, one which possesses profound implications for understanding the social control of our bodies and our minds." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random046/79003308.html
This is not a pipe by Michel Foucault( Book )

63 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the author's classic essay on the complex relationship between language and image in René Magritte's iconic painting. What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? The painting is not a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe, which was Magritte's point. By exploring the nuances and ambiguities of Magritte's visual critique of language, he finds the painter less removed than previously thought from the pioneers of modern abstraction. The author's essay offers a view of a painter whose influence and popularity continue to grow unchecked
Death and the labyrinth : the world of Raymond Roussel by Michel Foucault( Book )

96 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Death and the Labyrinth in unique, being Foucault's only work on literature. For Foucault this was "by far the book I wrote most easily and with the greatest pleasure". Here, Foucault explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental writing, whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Breton, Robbe Grillet, Gide and Giacometti." "This revised edition includes an Introduction, Chronology and Bibliography to Foucault's work by James Faubion, an interview with Foucault, conducted only nine months before his death, and concludes with an essay on Roussel by the poet John Ashbery."--Jacket
I, Pierre Rivière, having slaughtered my mother, my sister, and my brother ... : a case of parricide in the 19th century by Michel Foucault( Book )

95 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fruit d'un séminaire tenu au Collège de France par Michel Foucault et quelques historiens, cette réflexion commune part d'une autobiographie d'un jeune parricide qui, en 1836, explique et détaille l'assassinat de trois membres de sa famille. Ce texte se superpose à l'ensemble des textes médico-judiciaires qui ont suivi le crime
Language, counter-memory, practice : selected essays and interviews by Michel Foucault( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because of their range, brilliance, and singularity, the ideas of the philosopher-critic-historian Michel Foucault have gained extraordinary currency throughout the Western intellectual community. This book offers a selection of seven of Foucault's most important published essays, translated from the French, with an introductory essay and notes by Donald F. Bouchard
Histoire de la sexualité by Michel Foucault( Book )

245 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an account of the emergence of Christianity from the Ancient World. Here Foucault describes the stranger byways of Greek medicine (with its advice on the healthiest season for sex as well as on exercise and diet), the permitted ways of courting young boys, and the economists' ideas about the role of women. The book abounds in insights into the differences - and the continuities - between the Ancient, Christian and Modern worlds. But Foucault does far more than merely recreate a vanished era when sex was not a major moral issue (only Plato, like Saint Paul, saw puritanical restraint as the way of wisdom), but makes us rethink all our own assumptions about sex
Mental illness and psychology by Michel Foucault( Book )

99 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the specifics of mental illness and the forms attributed to it by psychology and determines the social conditions that define the status of mental illness
Society must be defended : lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76 by Michel Foucault( Book )

61 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault taught at the College de France, one of the most unique and renowned institutions of higher learning in the world. The College enrolls no students and confers no degrees. Professors are required to deliver lectures to the general public on topics from their ongoing original research. During his tenure at the College, Foucault's teaching, which reached audiences that frequently numbered in the thousands, profoundly influenced a generation of scholars." "These lectures, reconstructed from tape recordings and Foucault's own notes, are now being made available in English for the first time. Under the guidance of series editor Arnold I. Davidson, Picador will publish all thirteen volumes of the lectures in North America." "In "Society Must Be Defended," the inaugural volume in the series, translated by David Macey, Foucault traces the genealogy of the problem of war in society from the seventeenth century to the present. Inverting Clausewitz's famous formulation - "War is politics by other means," Foucault explores the notion that "politics is war by other means" in its relation to race, class struggle, and, of course, power. Providing us with a new model of political rationality, he overturns many of our long-held ideas of sovereignty, the law, and even truth itself. The full significance of the dictum "Society must be defended" becomes clear when Foucault's examination culminates in an extraordinary discussion of modern forms of racism."--Jacket
L'ordre du discours : leçon inaugurale au Collège de France prononcée le 2 décembre 1970 by Michel Foucault( Book )

145 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'ordre du discours" est la leçon inaugurale de Michel Foucault au Collège de France, prononcée le 2 décembre 1970
Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneutics by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, which Foucault himself has judged accurate, is the first to provide a sustained, coherent analysis of Foucault's work as a whole. To demonstrate the sense in which Foucault's work is beyond structuralism and hermeneutics, the authors unfold a careful, analytical exposition of his oeuvre. They argue that during the of Foucault's work became a sustained and largely successful effort to develop a new method -- "interpretative analytics"--Capable of explaining both the logic of structuralism's claim to be an objective science and the apparent validity of the hermeneutical counterclaim that the human sciences can proceed only by understanding the deepest meaning of the subject and his tradition. -- from http://www.barnesandnoble.com (August 19, 2011)
Foucault : a critical reader by Baptiste Jacomino( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Foucault's intellectual journeys carried him across many different disciplines and often into uncharted lands. His astonishing discoveries and claims have been received with both unbridled enthusiasm and vehement dissent. This collection of essays is the first to bring together major criticisms of Foucault by other writers with their own visions. From the perspective of philosophy, the history of science, intellectual history, sociology, political science, and literary criticism, the distinguished contributors to this book discuss forthrightly and fairly the difficulties and dangers of Foucault's explorations. Whether they attack or defend him, his texts are closely examined and carefully interpreted
Technologies of the self : a seminar with Michel Foucault by Michel Foucault( Book )

19 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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F-uk-uh, M-ish-il 1926-1984

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Fukalt 1926-1984

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Fuko, Mi-sel 1926-1984

Fuko, Miscel

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Fuko, Mišelʹ 1926-1984

Fuko, Mišels 1926-1984

Fuḳo, Mishel

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Fūkū, Mīshāll 1926-1984

Fūkū, Mīshīl

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Phoukō, Misel

Phoukō, Misel 1926-1984

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Pʿukʿo 1926-1984

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Pʿukʿo, Misyel 1926-1984

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Мішель Фуко

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ମିଶେଲ୍ ଫୁକୋ ଫରାସୀ ଦାର୍ଶନିକ, ତତ୍ତ୍ୱବିତ୍, ଅବଧାରଣାର ଐତିହାସିକ, ତଥା ସାହିତ୍ୟ ସମାଲୋଚକ

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미셀 푸코 1926-1984

미셸 푸코

미셸 푸코, 1926-1984

미셸 푸코 프랑스의 철학자

푸꼬, 미셸 1926-1984

푸커, 미셰얼 1926-1984

푸코, 미셀

푸코, 미셀 1926-1984

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フーコー, M.

フーコー, ミシェル

フーコー, ミッシェル

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ミシェル・フーコー, 1926-1984

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福柯 1926-1984

福柯, 米歇尓

福柯, 米歇尔 1926-1984

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The archaeology of knowledgeDiscipline and punish : the birth of the prisonThe history of sexualityThe birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perceptionThe order of things : an archaeology of the human sciencesThe Foucault readerLes mots et les choses; une archéologie des sciences humainesPower/knowledge : selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977