The Paradoxes of Delusion

The Paradoxes of Delusion

Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind

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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The Paradoxes of Delusion
Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind
Louis A. Sass

Subjects

Philosophy : Philosophy / General
Medicine : Psychology and Psychiatry

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