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Insanity : the idea and its consequences

Author: Thomas Szasz
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From one of the most renowned and controversial thinkers in behavioral science, here is a critical examination of the way both science and society define insanity.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Szasz, Thomas Stephen, 1920-
Insanity.
New York : Wiley, ©1987
(OCoLC)562801490
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Szasz
ISBN: 0471847089 9780471847083 0815604602 9780815604600
OCLC Number: 14130352
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 414 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Illness. Defining illness --
Being a patient --
Insanity. Defining mental illness --
Being a mental patient --
The conceptual dimensions of mental illness --
Mental illness as metaphor --
Mental illness and the problem of imitation --
Mental illness and the problem of intentionality --
Mental illness and the problem of responsibility --
The practical uses of mental illness --
Mental illness as strategy --
Mental illness as justification --
Mental illness as legal fiction --
Mental illness as explanation.
Responsibility: Thomas Szasz.

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From one of the most renowned and controversial thinkers in behavioral science, here is a critical examination of the way both science and society define insanity.  Read more...

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Dr. Szasz is a brilliant debator, and the unpopularity of his position only serves to hone his formidable writing talent. He can turn a topic as somber as insanity and its social context into a book Read more...

 
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