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The Cambridge Companion to Foucault (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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For Michel Foucault, philosophy was a way of questioning the allegedly necessary truths that underpin the practices and institutions of modern society. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive overview of Foucault's major themes and texts, from his early work on madness through his history of sexuality. Special attention is also paid to thinkers and movements, fro ...more
Paperback, 486 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Cambridge University Press (first published February 25th 1994)
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Jessica Zu
only read relevant chapters, will come back to this book as a reference.
Jake Bornheimer
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Shelves: philosophy
[ ] ch 1. Foucault's mapping of history
[x] ch 2. Foucault and the history of madness
[ ] ch 4. Power/Knowledge

2: Read this essay as a background for tackling my first Foucault, Madness & Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Found it interesting and fairly easy to understand. Yet not quite sure what the utility/value of a conceptual framework is if it doesn't correspond to reality? Will have to read further on this.
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