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

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 01/06/1995
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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.

Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801498992
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm


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"In this scholarly and well-written book, the author seeks to reinterpret Schreber by means of the following idiosyncratic syllogism: the doctrine of solipsism is central in Wittgenstein; solipsism is an explanation of schizophrenia; solipsism is an explaination of Schreber."

* Psychoanalytic Books *

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