Friday, December 14, 2007

Michel Faucoult

I am interested to know about Michel Faucoult, because of the reputation he got as one of the philosophes with great influence in the 20th century and more interested in him cause he was criticizing psychiatry, joining the antipsychiatry movement which reached its peak in the 1960s.....

This is a a summary of his life, as seen by me:

as a child, he wanted to be a golden fish, when he grew older he was not social, with prevailing sad mood. His colleagues at school did not like him and suspected that he is mentally ill. One day he tried to stab a student by a knife. He got a habit of climbing roofs of buildings.
In 1948, still a student, he treid to suicid be a drug overdose, they took him to a psychiatrist, but he run away before he completed his treatment and became interested in psychiatry...
He used personality tests on his friends (used mainly Rorchach), and in 1950 he visited a psychiatric hospital and criticized it...
In the 1970s he abused alcohol, and founded the FHAR (Front Homosexuel d'Ation Revolutionnair)...he was now publicly saying that he is a homosexual and he is proud of himself and raised that well known qutation (gay is pride ..or I am gay and am proude)...

Ofcoure this summary is only my summary and I only was interested in things related to psychiatry....he got other works and activities in philosophy....

4 comments:

dahmane said...

much love to you Dr. Al Bedri, i hope you are doing well, i think of you often, especially since i have started drinking tea (hot) at work, in your honor...i am starting to like it much better than coffee...! "tea with Dr. Al Bedri" i call it to myself...lol, i am a bit imaginatve, ie, lonely.

be well and bless you, tracy

saminkie said...

dear Tracy what a nice comment you dear, If I have the opportunity I would travel every day to you to drink tea with you, please Tracy try not to be lonely, i know it is difficult, cause am lonely now, but...
what to say, am also having addicted to my day dreams since childhood, am also like you, so look, i got it, WHEN I WILL DRINK TEA I WOULD SAY "TEA WITH TRACY" TO MYSELF OK?....take care dear, and have a happy christmas and new year you and your familly....

and Tracy sorry i was late to publish your comment but i was having problem connecting to the net, actually the problem is still there, hope i can back publishing again soon....

Byebye my friend....and much love to you...

dahmane said...

Dear Dr. Al Bedri,
what a sweet message...you are sooo very kind..."tea for two" it is! i am so very happy to see you writing again and look forward to more messages from you, i was worried because you had not written in so long and yours had been a dangerous journey. so glad to have you back in the "blogosphere"...and btw, you never left my heart...
love, t

saminkie said...

yeah dear Tracy it is TEA FOR 2....take care....