Skip over navigation

Want more?

See Readers' Notes about this SparkNote.

Log in or create an account to access!
Show inline popup

Madness and Civilization

Michel Foucault

General Info


General Summary

Important Terms

Important Themes, Ideas, and Arguments

Summary and Analysis

Stultifera Navis

The Great Confinement

The Insane

Passion and Delirium

Aspects of Madness

Doctors and Patients

The Great Fear

The New Division

The Birth of the Asylum


Study Tools

Important quotations

Key Facts

Suggested essay questions


Suggestions for further reading

How to Cite This SparkNote

More Help

Previous Next

Readers' Notes allow users to add their own analysis and insights to our SparkNotes—and to discuss those ideas with one another. Have a novel take or think we left something out? Add a Readers' Note!