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Michel Foucault

FoucaultNovember 1980

Michel Foucault was a French cultural historian, was a professor at the College de France from 1970; earlier, he taught in Sweden and West Germany. Foucault examined the codes and theories of order by which societies operate and the "principles of exclusion" through which they define themselves: for example, the sane and the insane, the innocent and the criminal, the insider and outsider. His thoughts on history and the self have interested contemporary philosophers and literary critics. His works include Madness and Civilization, The Order of Things, Death and the Labyrinth, and The History of Sexuality. (deceased, 6/25/84)

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