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Mental Illness and Psychology

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Written in 1954 and revised in 1962, Mental Illness and Psychology delineates the shift that occurred in Foucault's thought during this period. Part I reflects Foucault's early interest in Freud and the psychoanalytic tradition. Respectful of Freud, Foucault is still contending with Freud's influence. Part II, rewritten in 1962, marks a dramatic change in Foucault's thinki ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published October 14th 1987 by University of California Press (first published 1954)
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Jun 28, 2015 Ayça rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitap iki bolumden olusmakta ve bu bolumlere gecmeden once psikolojik bazi terimlerin birbirine karismamasi icin gerekli aciklamalar yapilmis, ornekler verilmis.
Ozellikle psikolojiyle ilgilenmeye yeni baslayan bireyler icin de uygun bir kaynak olmus.
Kitabin birinci kisminda hastaligin psikolojik boyutlari ele alinmis ve hastaliklari yasayan insanlarin icinde bulunduklari durumlar aciklanmis.
Ikinci kisimda ise delilik ve kultur adi altinda tarihsel olarak toplumun delilige bakisi incelenmis.
Jan 28, 2008 sadako rated it it was amazing
One of my favortie thinkers.
The monograph itself isn't so great (though there is a chapter in the second part that nicely sums up History of Madness), but Dreyfus' introduction does do a good job of explaining where this work lies within Foucault's thought process and why Foucault was against publishing both the first and second (this one) editions.
Adriana Scarpin
Provavelmente o livro mais acessível de Foucault, gostaria de ter lido a versão de 1954 para comparar com a reescrita em 62 já com toda a pesquisa do História da Loucura. O que importa é que ele parou de endossar as bobagens do Freud.
Erik Graff
Mar 12, 2011 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Foucault fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: psychology
I got into Foucault because my stepbrother had to read Discipline and Punish at Shimer College. I read it, found it interesting and proceeded to pick up and read other Foucault books as chance had it. This particular book demonstrates the evolution of his thought from what was originally a rather conventional mode.
Dec 31, 2014 Stephanie rated it liked it
All things considered, as this was an assigned reading, it was a fairly easy read. Not overly wordy as most tests pertaining to this subject would be.
Nov 10, 2014 M. added it
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Terimsel kelimeler ve açıklamalar dolayısıyla atlaya atlaya okuduğum bu kitaba haksızlık etmemek için yıldız vermeyeceğim.
Jul 14, 2015 Aysun rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Psikolojiyle ilginenlere tavsiye edebilirim yalnız okurken yaninizda bir de sözlük bulundurun.
Hypia Sanches
Apr 30, 2013 Hypia Sanches rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really want to finish the reviews for the books I've read.
Steven Shane
A brief history of academic perception of mental illness.
Aug 22, 2012 Joshua rated it really liked it
This is, actually, his doctorate dissertation.
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Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas. He held a chair at the Collège de France with the title "History of Systems of Thought," and lectured at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley.

Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences and the prison sys
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