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Faith in freedom : libertarian principles and psychiatric practices

Author: Thomas Szasz
Publisher: New Brunswick : Transaction, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Expanding on ideas first developed in The Myth of Mental Illness, Ceremonial Chemistry and Liberation by Oppression, Faith in Freedom will be of interest to psychiatrists, sociologists, mental health practitioners, and students of political science."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Szasz
ISBN: 0765802449 9780765802446
OCLC Number: 53178376
Description: xvi, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Responsibility : the moral foundation of liberty --
The libertarian credo and the ideology of psychiatry --
Economics and psychiatry : twin scientisms --
Economocracy and pharmacracy : twin systems of social control --
John Stuart Mill --
Bertrand Russell --
The American Civil Liberties Union --
Ayn Rand --
Nathaniel Branden --
Ludwig von Mises --
Friedrich von Hayek --
Murray N. Rothbard --
Robert Nozick --
Julian Simon --
Deirdre N. McCloskey.
Responsibility: Thomas Szasz.

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"Expanding on ideas first developed in The Myth of Mental Illness, Ceremonial Chemistry and Liberation by Oppression, Faith in Freedom will be of interest to psychiatrists, sociologists, mental health practitioners, and students of political science."--Jacket.

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