The three essays reprinted in this book were first published in 1963 as individual chapters of a psychiatric treatise entitled Psychiatrie der Gegen wart (Psychiatry of the Present Day). The editors, W. H. GRUHLE (Bonn), R. JUNG (Freiburg/Br. ), W. MAYER-GROSS (Birmingham, England), M. MUL LER (Bern, Switzerland), had not planned an encyclopedic presentation; they did not intend to present a "handbook" which would be as complete as possible in details and bibliographic reference. Their intention was to "raze the walls" separating Continental and Anglo-Saxon psychiatries and to offer a synopsis of developments in psychiatry during the last decades on an international basis. The editors requested, therefore, cooperation of scholars from many foreign countries, large and small, on both sides of the Atlantic. A section entitled "Borderlands of Psychiatry", in which MARGARET MEAD (New York) discusses the relation of "Psychiatry and Ethnology", HANS HEIMAN (Bern), the relation of "Religion und Psychiatrie", and ROBERT VOLMER (Paris), "Art et Psychiatrie", is a good illustration of the trilingual character of the whole work. Two of the editors, GRUHLE and MAYER-GROSS, died before the publi cation had been completed. In a kind of posthumous eulogy, Professor JUNG and Professor MULLER praised the initiative and accomplishments of MAYER-GROSS, "who during the last five years of his life had given a great deal of his time to this work. He had set his mind on a synthesis of German and Anglo-Saxon psychiatry.
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Table of ContentsPsychiatry and Philosophy.- I. Introduction. Nature and Existence.- II. Communication and the Common.- III. The Relation to the Allon.- 1. The Visible as the Third and as the Other.- 2. The Visible is Ruling.- 3. The Visible is Encompassing.- IV. The Significance of Motility.- V. The Primary Animal Situation.- VI. Disturbances of the Primary Situation.- 1. Being Awake.- 2. The Forgotten Protasis of Science.- 3. Intentionality and Causality.- 4. The Bipolarity of Experience.- 5. The Symptomatic Psychoses.- Philosophy and Psychiatry.- I. The Relationship between Philosophy and Psychiatry.- II. Questions which Philosophy Directs to Psychiatry.- 1. The World of Every-Day Life.- 2. Normalcy.- 3. The Morbid.- 4. Communication.- 5. Etiology and Therapy.- III. Methodological Afterword.- Outline of an Organo-dynamic Conception of the Structure, Nosography, and Pathogenesis of Mental Diseases.- I. Preliminary Considerations for an Organo-dynamic Conception of Psychiatry.- II. First Thesis (Psychological): Mental Illness is Implied in the Organization of the Psyche.- 1. The Studies of Genetic Psychology on the Mental Development of the Child.- 2. Studies on the Structural Stratification of the Psyche.- III. Second Thesis (Phenomenological): The Structure of Mental Illness is Essentially Negative or Regressive.- 1. Mental Illness as a Rupture of the Communication and Interrelationships Necessary for Comprehension.- 2. Mental Illness as the Unstructuring of Reality.- IV. Third Thesis (Clinical): Mental Illnesses (Psychoses and Neuroses) are Typical Forms by Their Dynamic Structure and Their Evolution of Various Levels of Agenesis or Dissolution of Psychic Organization.- V. Fourth Thesis (Etiopathogenic): Mental Illness Depends on Organic Processes.- 1. The Distinction and Articulation of Negative and Positive.- 2. Regression as Organo-dynamic Causality The Organo-clinical Gap.- 3. Mental Illness and Central Nervous System Pathology.- 4. The Exotoxic Processes.- 5. Heredo-degenerative Processes.- VI. Practical Corollaries.- 1. The Distinction between Normal and Pathological.- 2. Reconsideration of Nosographic Problems.- 3. The Necessity for a Symptomatology of the Depths of Psyche.- 4. Neuro-psychologic Perspectives.- 5. Therapeutic Perspectives.- 6. Helpful Suggestions.