In this classic account of madness, Michel Foucault shows once and for all why he is one of the most distinguished European philosophers since the end of World War II. Madness and Civilization, Foucault’s first book and his finest accomplishment, will change the way in which you think about society. Evoking shock, pity, and fascination, it might also make you question the way you think about yourself.
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About the Author
Michel Foucault (1926–1984) was a French historian and philosopher associated with the structuralist and poststructuralist movements. He is often considered the most influential social theorist of the second half of the twentieth century, not only in philosophy but in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Among his most notable books are Madness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, and The History of Sexuality.
About the Narrator
Dave Gillies is a musician, producer, and voice-over artist who is best known for his work as an audiobook narrator. When not talking for a living, Dave composes music for films, radio, and theater from the comfort of his home studio in Glasgow, Scotland. His production company, Team Candiru, makes environmentally-focused natural history films for free distribution to schools and conservation groups around the world. Recently he produced his first short drama, Bells, for Bewildered Heid Films.