'Scarcely any philosopher working on the history of philosophy, or historian working on the history of institutions, social science or sexuality can avoid confronting the challenge of Foucault's books.' – Michael Ignatieff, Times Literary Supplement
'Without a shadow of a doubt, the most original, influential and controversial text in this field during the last forty years. It remains as challenging now as on first publication. Its insights have still not been fully appreciated and absorbed.' – Roy Porter
'Extraordinary … rich and insistent, and almost unreasonable in its necessary repetitions.' – Maurice Blanchot
About the Author
Michel Foucault (1926-84). Celebrated French thinker and activist who challenged people's assumptions about care of the mentally ill, gay rights, prisons, the police and welfare.
Jean Khalfa is a lecturer in French at Cambridge University, UK.
Jonathan Murphy is an experienced translator, editor and lecturer.