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

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

Regular price
$28.95
Sale price
$28.95
Regular price
$28.95
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Author/Contributor(s): Sass, Louis A
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Date: 06/01/1995
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

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.