The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind

The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind

by Louis A. Sass
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801498996

ISBN-13: 9780801498992

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801498992
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1A Mind's Eye World17
2Enslaved Sovereign, Observed Spectator51
3A Vast Museum of Strangeness86
Conclusion118
Notes131
Index171

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