The Paradoxes of Delusion : Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Cornell University Press
- Publication Date: 01/06/1995
- Category: History of Western philosophy
- ISBN: 9780801498992
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