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Psychiatric Power

Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-1974

Palgrave Macmillan



About this book

In this addition to the Collège de France Lecture Series Michel Foucault explores the birth of psychiatry, examining Western society's division of 'mad' and 'sane' and how medicine and law influenced these attitudes. This seminal new work by a leading thinker of the modern age opens new vistas within historical and philosophical study.


  • Michel Foucault
  • philosophy
  • psychiatry

About the author

Author Michel Foucault: Michel Foucault, acknowledged as the pre-eminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines.

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