versão impressa ISSN 0120-4688
SALCEDO SERNA, Marco Alexis. The Absence of Work in the Madness. Prax. filos. [online]. 2010, n.31, pp. 123-135. ISSN 0120-4688.
The aim of text is to analyze the meaning of a Michel Foucault's thesis presented in History of the madness which defines the madness as absence of work. Despite the importance Foucault gave to this thesis in his writing, the main commentators of his philosophical work have paid little attention to it. It is stated in the text that Kant and Nietzsche are key to understanding this thesis, especially like critique of hegelian mode of apprehension of madness. It concludes that the absence of work ultimately means absence of tragedy, absence of transgression.
Palavras-chave : Foucault; madness; absence of work; history; tragedy.