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The divided self : an existential study in sanity and madness

Author: R D Laing
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1990, ©1969.
Series: Penguin psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr. Laing's first purpose is to make madness and the process of going mad comprehensible. In this, with case studies of schizophrenic patients, he succeeds brilliantly, but he does more: through a vision of sanity and madness as 'degrees of conjunction and disjunction between two persons where the one is sane by common consent' he offers a rich existential analysis of personal alienation. The outsider, estranged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laing, R.D. (Ronald David), 1927-
Divided self.
London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1990, ©1969
(OCoLC)707581517
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R D Laing
ISBN: 0140135375 9780140135374
OCLC Number: 24650194
Notes: Reprint, with new publisher's introduction.
Originally published: London : Tavistock Publications, 1960.
Description: 218 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part One. 1. The existential-phenomenological foundations for a science of persons ---
2. The existential-phenomenological foundations for the understanding of psychosis ---
3. Ontological insecurity ----
Part Two. 4. The embodied and unembodied self ---
5. The inner self in the schizoid condition ---
6. The false-self system ---
7. Self-consciousness ---
8. The case of Peter ----
Part Three. 9. Psychotic developments ---
10. The self and the false self in a schizophrenic ---
11. The ghost of the weed garden: a study of a chronic schizophrenic.
Series Title: Penguin psychology.
Responsibility: R.D. Laing.

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Presenting case studies of schizophrenic patients, this title intends to make madness and the process of going mad comprehensible. It offers an existential analysis of personal alienation.  Read more...

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"Dr. Laing is saying something very important indeed. . . . This is a truly humanist approach." --Philip toynbee in the Observer"It is a study that makes all other works I have read on schizophrenia Read more...

 
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