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.
|Publication date:||1st June 1995|
|Author:||Louis A. Sass|
|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Categories:||Psychology, Psychiatry, History of Western philosophy,|
Louis A. Sass is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University. He is the author of Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought.More About Louis A. Sass