Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the light of modern art, literature, and thought (revised edition)

Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the light of modern art, literature, and thought (revised edition)

by Louis Sass


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ISBN-13: 9780198779292
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 1,049,738
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Louis Sass, Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, GSAPP, Rutgers University, USA

Louis Sass is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University (New Jersey, U.S.A.)-where he is also associated with the Program in Comparative Literature and the Center for Cognitive Science. In addition to Madness and Modernism, he is the author of The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind, and of many articles on schizophrenia, phenomenological psychopathology, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, modernism/postmodernism, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger. Sass is a past president of the divisions for psychology and the arts and also for philosophy and psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 2010 he received the Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation for "the most scholarly contribution to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge."

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction
1. Introduction
Part Two: Early Signs and Precursors: Perception and Personality
2. The Truth-Taking Stare
3. The Separated Self
Part Three: Aspects of Madness: Thought and Language
4. Cognitive Slippage
5. Disturbances of Distance
6. Languages of Inwardness
Part Four: Self and World in the Full-Blown Psychosis
7. Loss of Self
8. Memoirs of a Nervous Illness
9. The Morbid Dreamer
10. World Catastrophe
11. Conclusion: Paradoxes of the Reflexive
12. Epilogue: Schizophrenia and Modern Culture
Appendix: Neurobiological Considerations
Name Index
Subject Index

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