Phenomenology, Language & Schizophrenia / Edition 1

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Phenomenology represents a mainstream in the philosophy of subjectivity as well as a rich tradition of inquiry in psychiatry. The conceptual and empirical study of language has become increasingly relevant for psychiatric research and practice. Schizophrenia is still the most enigmatic and most relevant mental disorder. This volume represents an attempt to bring specialists from different fields together in order to integrate various conceptual and empirical approaches for the benefit of schizophrenic research. We hope that it will facilitate discussions among members of such diverse fields as psychiatry, psychology, and philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387979502
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/22/1993
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 389
  • Product dimensions: 65.00 (w) x 95.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Phenomenology, Language & Schizophrenia: Introduction and Synopsis 3
The History of Psychiatry in Heidelberg 16
Phenomenology and Psychiatry 35
Phenomenological/Descriptive Psychiatry: The Methods of Edmund Husserl and Karl Jaspers 46
Phenomenology: Intentionality, Passive Synthesis, and Primary Consciousness of Time 70
Eidos and Eidetic Variation in Husserl's Phenomenology 88
Eidetic and Empirical Research: A Hermeneutic Complementarity 103
Emil Kraepelin and Philosophy 115
Schizophrenia, Delusions, and Heidegger's "Ontological Difference" 126
Language and Cognition
Phenomenological Aspects on "Zerfahrenheit" and Incoherence 147
Word-associations in Experimental Psychiatry: A Historical Perspective 160
Language Planning and Alterations in the Experience of Will 197
The Structure of Schizophrenic Incoherence 211
Cognitive Abnormalities and the Symptoms of Schizophrenia 221
Are Latent Thought Disorders the Core of Negative Schizophrenia? 240
Clinical and Experimental Analysis of Motor Phenomena in Schizophrenia 258
Lateralized Information Processing and Emotional Stimulation Schizophrenia and Depression 274
Preattentive Perception? Limited Capacity Channel system? What is Different in Schizophrenic Information Processing? 290
The Phenomenology of Schizophrenic Delusions 305
Rationality and Delusional Disorders 319
The Role of Affect in Delusion Formation 331
The Brain's Capacity to Form Delusions as an Evolutionary Strategy for Survival 346
Thought Insertion and Insight: Disease and Illness Paradigms of Psychotic Disorder 355
Subjectivity, Error Correction Capacity, and the Pathogenesis of Delusions of Reference 372
Name Index 379
Subject Index 384
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