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Madness and Civilization
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason | Michel Foucault
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This text is a classic of French post-structuralist scholarship and is widely recommended on humanities courses across a variety of disciplines. Foucault's analysis of psychology is a devastating critique of the common understanding of insanity.
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MLRio

Language is the first and last structure of madness.

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MLRio

Wisdom, like other precious substances, must be torn from the bowels of the earth. (Jérôme Cardan)

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“The milieu of knowledge grows faster than knowledge itself.” —Michel Foucault

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jdtchicago

People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is what they do does.

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while perusing the philosophy section at the bookstore, i felt eyes on me.

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