Sunday, September 13, 2009

Podcast: ABC's PHILOSPHER'S ZONE on 50th Anniversary of Michel Foucault's MADNESS AND CIVILISATION.

Foucault, Michel. Folie et déraison: Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique. Paris: Plon, 1961. Translations include:
  • History of Madness. Foreword by Ian Hacking. Ed. Jean Khalfa. Trans. Jonathan Murphy and Jean Khalfa. London: Routledge, 2006.
  • Madness and Civilization: a History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Pantheon, 1965.
Exactly fifty years ago, a 33-year-old Frenchman named Michel Foucault completed what would become one of the most influential works on the history of psychiatry: Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. The book made a philosophical star of its author and changed our view of madness. Visit the webpage here:; Listen here to the interview with Justin Clemen:

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