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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    The Birth of the Clinic
    Subtitle
    An Archaeology of Medical Perception
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michel Foucault
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415307727
    ISBN 10: 0415307724
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS, JKS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15320
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    DC22: 610.9
    LC classification: R131
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QDHR, QDTS, JKS
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    biography, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Foucault (1926-84) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. He was part of the ultimate intellectual generation in France
    Review quote
    'The Birth of the Clinic repeatedly allows us to glimpse the face, the personal and distinctive features of a philosopher-historian whose declared aim is nevertheless to get rid of the subject and subjectivity, to disappear in his own discourse and to leave the way open for a formulation of the anonymous rules which govern human knowledge and behavior.' - New York Review of Books; 'Foucault has re-launched philosophy in France single-handed.' - The Times Literary Supplement; 'Michel Foucault is a very brilliant writer, he has a remarkable angle of vision, a highly disciplined and coherent one, that informs his work to such a high degree as to make the work sui generis original.' - Edward W. Said
    Table of contents
    1. Spaces and Classes 2. A Political Consciousness 3. The Free Field 4. The Old Age of the Clinic 5. The Lesson of the Hospitals 6. Signs and Cases 7. Seeing and Knowing 8. Open Up a Few Corpses 9. The Visible Invisible 10. Crisis in Fevers