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Politics of Experience
     

Politics of Experience

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by R.D. Laing
 

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R.D. Laing is at his most wickedly iconoclastic in this eloquent assault on conventional morality. Unorthodox to some, brilliantly original to others, The Politics of Experience goes beyond the usual theories of mental illness and alienation, and makes a convincing case for the "madness of morality." Compelling, unsettling, consistently absorbing, The

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R.D. Laing is at his most wickedly iconoclastic in this eloquent assault on conventional morality. Unorthodox to some, brilliantly original to others, The Politics of Experience goes beyond the usual theories of mental illness and alienation, and makes a convincing case for the "madness of morality." Compelling, unsettling, consistently absorbing, The Politics of Experience is a classic of genuine importance that will "excite, enthrall, and disturb. No one who reads it will remain unaffected." (Rollo May, Saturday Review)

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"Stunning . . . I am overpowered by the challenges he dares to make to what has become a rather conventional profession. I can only hope that he will be heard, and heard respectfully."
—Robert Coles, The New Republic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394714752
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1983
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
437,408
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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"Stunning . . . I am overpowered by the challenges he dares to make to what has become a rather conventional profession. I can only hope that he will be heard, and heard respectfully."
—Robert Coles, The New Republic

Meet the Author

R.D. Laing was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, where he later taught. He served as a psychiatrist and physician for the army and public clinics before turning to private family pratice as a psychoanalyst in the 1960s.

Dr. Laing wrote several books, including The Divided Self, Reason and Violence, The Politics of the Family, and The Voice of Experience. He died in 1989.

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