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The Paradoxes of Delusion 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


10 thoughts on “The Paradoxes of Delusion

  1. says:

    Our modern world in terms of art and philosophy shares certain resonances with Schizophrenia The schizophrenic experience is not as commonly assumed as a regression to a primitive state or some Dionysian ecstasy of instinct Instead, it is hyper reflexive self conscious awareness It is alienating and has a strong solipsistic element A schizophrenic even in the depths of psychosis does double bookkeeping often aware of their real situation at the same time they are focused on the wrong level o Our modern world in terms of art and philosophy shares certain resonances with Schizophrenia The schizophrenic experience is not as commonly assumed as a regression to a primitive state or some Dionysian ecstasy of instinct Instead, it is hyper reflexive self conscious awareness It is alienating and has a strong solipsistic element A schizophrenic even in the depths of psychosis does double bookkeeping often aware of their real situation at the same time they are focused on the wrong level of perception to function often too concrete or too abstract Their inner discourse often mixes with their outer perception There is a play with metacognition and fixation on ambiguous meaning words which can lead to trains of thought that link these associations between words or ideas loose associations tendencies to be reflexive or jump to a metalevel of analysis All of this can be confusing and disturbing to an outside observer and make ordinary life untenable for the schizophrenic There is a hyper realness to perception Objects appear mechanical and the ghost in the machine is often how a schizophrenic may view themselves and others As I said this has a lot of parallels with art and literature in the 20th century as well as some currents in modern philosophy This leads to the question of why so many currents in modern intellectual life have so many resonances with schizophrenia the hyper subjectivity and at the same time mechanical objectivity Why does the modern world share so much with the madman.an interview with the authorhttps www.youtube.com watch v lMjDEand a lecture by the authorhttps www.youtube.com watch v _w5TY


  2. says:

    This book deserves all the heavenly bodies that exist simultaneously within the schizophrenic patient on page 22 and in the outer world.


  3. says:

    This book singlehandedly scratches three itches at once.