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Michel Foucault
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Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (2013 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780307833105


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Michel Foucault
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Born: October 15, 1926

Died: June 26, 1984 (aged 57)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Historian

Bio: Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas. He held a chair at the Collège de France with the title History of Systems of Thought, and lectured at both the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley.

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There is no slavery but ignorance. Liberty is the child of intelligence. The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced.

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