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The Paradoxes of Delusion : Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind, Paperback / softback Book

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

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780801498992

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