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UGRD > PHIL > 265

Sanity and Madness

This course looks at a number of questions about insanity or "madness": What it is like, how it should be described and regarded, therapeutic and curative responses to it, and what special treatment-if any-its sufferers deserve. We pay particular attention to the claims of the so-called "anti-psychiatry" movement, to Foucault and contemporary post-modernist writing, and to feminist analyses of the relation between madness and gender. (Course offered in the spring only.)

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