Discipline & Punish

Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison

By Michel Foucault

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679752554, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 1995


In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

About the Author
Michel Foucault (1926--84) is widely considered to be one of the most influential academic voices of the twentieth century and has proven influential across disciplines.