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Foucault’s analysis of mental illness

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Kalyan Bhakta Mathema Critical historian Michel Foucault’s book Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason is a historical study of how the western society viewed and treated insane people.  He examines how the mentally ill people who were treated with much empathy in the pre modern era became the victim of isolation with rise of ...

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