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From Szasz to Foucault: On the Role of Critical Psychiatry

@article{Bracken2010FromST,
  title={From Szasz to Foucault: On the Role of Critical Psychiatry},
  author={P. Bracken and P. Thomas},
  journal={Philosophy, Psychiatry, \& Psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={219 - 228}
}
In this article, we examine the different ways in which Thomas Szasz and Michel Foucault have challenged dominant perspectives within psychiatry. We identify, analyze, and compare the central elements of their respective discourses on psychiatry and show that although they are often bracketed together, in fact there are certain fundamental differences between Szasz and Foucault. Of most importance is their contrasting ways of characterizing the nature and role of critical thought. Whereas Szasz… Expand

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