Foucault, Michel


1926–1984 French philosopher–historian–sociologist who made a major contribution to the understanding how Man became an object of study in the natural and social sciences.

Further Reading

Foucault M (1961–1967) Madness and Civilization. London: Tavistock.

Foucault M (1963–1973) The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception. London: Tavistock.

Foucault M (1966–1970) The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Science. London: Tavistock.

Sheridan A (1980) Michel Foucault: the Will to Truth. London: Tavistock.

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Armstrong, David(Jan 2006) Foucault, Michel. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002520]