The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind
Publisher: Cornell University Press (June 1, 1995)
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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.