In a work of uncommon insight and empathy, Louis A. Sass shatters conventional thinking about insanity by juxtaposing the narratives of delusional schizophrenics with the philosophical writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Author: Louis A. Sass
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Insanity—in clinical practice as in the popular imagination—is seen as a state of believing things that are not true and perceiving things that do not exist. Most schizophrenics, however, do not act as if they mistake their delusions for reality. In a work of uncommon insight and empathy, Louis A. Sass shatters conventional thinking about insanity by juxtaposing the narratives of delusional schizophrenics with the philosophical writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Sass, L.A. (1992) Madness and Modernisms: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art,
Literature, and Thought. New York, NY: Basic Books. Sass, L.A. (1994) The
Paradoxes of delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber and the Schizophrenic Mind.
Author: Niruj Agrawal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
New from Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry, the Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry bridges the gap between general psychiatric textbooks and reference texts in neuropsychiatry. Divided into four sections, it covers core knowledge and skills for practice in all psychiatric disciplines, with key information for training in neuropsychiatry.
Why some delusions are necessarily inexplicable beliefs . Philosophy ,
Psychiatry ... Phenomenology and delusions : who put the ' alien ' in alien control
. ... The Paradoxes of Delusion : Wittgenstein , Schreber , and the Schizophrenic
Author: Matthew Broome
Publisher: Oxford University Press
'Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience' is a philosophical analysis of the study of psychpathology, considering how cognitive neuroscience has been applied in psychiatry. The text examines many neuroscientific methods, such as neuroimaging, and a variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, and schizophrenia.
Sass , L. ( 1994 ) , The Paradoxes of Delusion : Wittgenstein , Schreber , and the
Schizophrenic Mind ( Ithaca : Cornell University Press ) . Sass , L. ( 2004 ) , '
Affectivity in Schizophrenia : A Phenomenological View ' , Journal of
Author: Giovanna Colombetti
Publisher: Journal of Consciousness Studi
Emotion experience has failed to date to gain a central place in the study of consciousness. This special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies presents the most recent views on the matter, with discussions of several aspects of emotion experience. Contributors from different disciplines address links between feelings, brain, body and world. What happens in the brain and in the body when we have feelings? How do feelings relate to our understanding of the world? The contributors also analyse emotion experience per se -- the character of moods, the role of emotion experience in demarcating the class of emotion, the alleged positive and negative character of affect, its embodied feel and its relation to action.
When the paradoxes of logical discussion " from before the time of Socrates ” and
in Cantor and Russel are invoked in order to justify equivocation , it is a case of
witnesses being called before a bar that doesn ' t concern them . Indeed , in ...
Author: Leading French Psychoanalyst Professor of French Francois Roustang
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The ODEON Series, General Editors: Josue V. Harari, Vincent Descombes, and Greg Sims A multidisciplinary series, ODEON will serve as a transfer point--much as the station ODEON in the Paris metro--for the many provocative lines of thought that enliven contemporary cultural criticism. ODEON will publish original works and translations that enhance the intellectual exchange between Europe and the English-speaking world in the areas of literature, philosophy, and historical and political reflection. In this critical exposition, Roustang addresses the question of the Lacanian legend and how it has functioned over the last twenty years. Exploring how it came to be disseminated, Roustang first situates Lacan's influence in the context of the social explosion of the 1960s. What attracted people to Lacan? Roustang argues that beyond a fascination with his extraordinary personage, his linguistic inventiveness, and his vast culture, it was Lacan's all-encompassing discourse that held his audiences spellbound. Lacan offered a highly original mix of philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, ethnology, theology, and more, assembled and reorganized under the aegis of a psychoanalysis that convinced disciples they had a firm hold on the reins of knowledge. Roustang analyzes this knowledge, focusing on the nature of the "Lacanian delusion," the nature of Lacanian discourse, the nature of Lacanian truth, and the reasons for Lacan's success.
For the French philosopher , though , this appears not to be a real paradox ,
because it belongs to modernity ' s essence to produce , simultaneously , old and
new in accordance with its binary logic . But precisely this permanent
Author: Victor Segesvary
Publisher: University Press of Amer
This important study offers a comprehensive analysis-cum-critique of the phenomenon of globalization and links the criticism to the inherent contradictions of modernity. It represents an effort to reverse a dangerous, and possible destructive tide in human existence. Dr. Segesvary's work links the phenomenon of globalization to the increasing importance of inter-civilizational relations - these latter representing the powerful counter-current to the globalizing trend.
Paradoxes are wonderful things; the way we think creates them, but the way we
think is system governed. Even if public school administrators lanced the
delusion, forsook values and psychology, and stated categorically that the
purpose of our ...
Author: Peter A. Barnard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book explains how school organization by age (grade) alone, sets schools on a factory course that is harmful and ultimately self-defeating to all involved and to ecology. It returns us to three systems thinking concepts; purpose, measures, and method.
Their conception of " making it " seems a pathetic delusion . But it was , of course
, a delusion which made many of them behave in ways which kept them out of
trouble , and it is quite possible that the more we do to improve their The Paradox
Author: Kenneth Sydney Davis
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
A collection of newspaper articles, mostly from the New York Times, plus some magazine articles, addressing various aspects of the problem of poverty in the U.S. in the 1960's.
A similar pervasive disorder of the lived incarnation of common sense
characterizes delusions . 5 . ... The paradox depends on delusion being a false
belief and in and of itself sufficient to indicate insanity ( so genuinely innovative
Author: Grant Gillett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The author argues that to understand mental illness fully requires more than a study of biological models of mental processes and pathologies. He stresses that the causes of human mental disorders are to be found in human interactions.
He is still under a delusion when he says that this is only a temporary phase in
the history of the Muslim League and that the Muslims could never cut
themselves away from their Hindu and Christian brethren . It is not a question of
Author: S. A. I. Tirmizi
Comprises documents relating to the partition of India in 1947.