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Michel Foucault and the critique of psychiatry

Ninnis, Drew


This thesis argues that a metaphysical unease pervades the project of psychiatry, and that a philosophically fruitful way of examining this unease is through the work of Michel Foucault. My claim is that in highlighting the critique of certain philosophies of the human sciences that Foucault maintains throughout his work, we can come to a comprehensive understanding of the open philosophical questions that rest at the heart of any contemporary psychiatric project. In the first part of this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514ffb32d0a


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