THE BIRTH OF THE CLINIC AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF MEDICAL PERCEPTION

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The Birth Of The Clinic

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9781135864835
Genre : Philosophy
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In this remarkable book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance. In doing so, he challenges our assumptions not only about history, but also about the nature of language and reason, even of truth. The scope of such an undertaking is vast, but by means of his uniquely engaging narrative style, Foucault’s penetrating gaze is skilfully able to confront our own. After reading his words our perceptions are never quite the same again.
Category: Philosophy

Madness And Civilization

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9780307833105
Genre : History
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Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.
Category: History

The Archaeology Of Knowledge

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9780307819253
Genre : Philosophy
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Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge—are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things aid" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal. A summing up of Foucault's own methadological assumptions, this book is also a first step toward a genealogy of the way we live now. Challenging, at times infuriating, it is an absolutey indispensable guide to one of hte most innovative thinkers of our time.
Category: Philosophy

Discipline Punish

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9780307819291
Genre : Social Science
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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
Category: Social Science

Medicine And The Reign Of Technology

Author : Stanley Joel Reiser
ISBN : 0521282233
Genre : Medical
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This book describes some technological advances made in the art and practice of medicine during the past three centuries.
Category: Medical

I Pierre Rivi Re Having Slaughtered My Mother My Sister And My Brother

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 0803268572
Genre : Literary Criticism
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To free his father and himself from his mother's tyranny, Pierre Rivière decided to kill her. On June 3,1835, he went inside his small Normandy house with a pruning hook and cut to death his mother, his eighteen-year-old sister, and his seven-year-old brother. Then, in jail, he wrote a memoir to justify the whole gruesome tale. Michel Foucault, author of Madness and Civilization and Discipline and Punish, collected the relevant documents of the case, including medical and legal testimony, police records. and Rivière's memoir. The Rivière case, he points out, occurred at a time when many professions were contending for status and power. Medical authority was challenging law, branches of government were vying. Foucault's reconstruction of the case is a brilliant exploration of the roots of our contemporary views of madness, justice, and crime.
Category: Literary Criticism

The History Of Sexuality

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9780679724698
Genre : Sex customs
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Category: Sex customs

The Laboratory Revolution In Medicine

Author : Andrew Cunningham
ISBN : 0521524504
Genre : Medical
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Essays by leading researchers on the nature and genesis of laboratory medicine.
Category: Medical

Writings On Medicine

Author : Georges Canguilhem
ISBN : 9780823234318
Genre : Medical
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At the time of his death in 1995, Georges Canguilhem was a highly respected historian of science and medicine, whose engagement with questions of normality, the ideologization of scientific thought, and the conceptual history of biology had marked the thought of philosophers such as Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Pierre Bourdieu, and Gilles Deleuze. This collection of short, incisive, and highly accessible essays on the major concepts of modern medicine shows Canguilhem at the peak of his use of historical practice for philosophical engagement. In order to elaborate a philosophy of medicine, Canguilhem examines paramount problems such as the definition and uses of health, the decline of the Hippocratic understanding of nature, the experience of disease, the limits of psychology in medicine, myths and realities of therapeutic practices, the difference between cure and healing, the organism's self-regulation, and medical metaphors linking the organism to society. Writings on Medicine is at once an excellent introduction to Canguilhem's work and a forceful, insightful, and accessible engagement with elemental concepts in medicine. The book is certain to leave its imprint on anthropology, history, philosophy, bioethics, and the social studies of medicine.
Category: Medical

The Transparent Body

Author : José van Dijck
ISBN : 9780295984902
Genre : Medical
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Drawing on examples that are international in scope, The Transparent Body examines the dissemination of medical images to a popular audience, advancing the argument that medical imaging technologies are the material embodiment of collective desires and fantasies - the most pervasive of which is the ideal of transparency itself. The Transparent Body traces the cultural context and wider social impact of such medical imaging practices as X-ray and endoscropy, ultrasound imaging of fetuses, the filming and broadcasting of surgical operations, the creation of plastinated corpses for display as art objects, and the use of digitized cadavers in anatomical study.
Category: Medical