Michel Foucault

[A History of Madness] divided critical opinion, and like all his work it continues to do so. Foucault was prone to intellectual self-indulgence, issuing methodological edicts that said more for his sense of himself as a daring innovator than for his willingness to come to terms with alternative lines of thought.

A recent book on Michel Foucault reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement

 

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