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Insanity : the idea and its consequences

Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz
Publisher: New York : John Wiley, cop. 1990.
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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Stephen Szasz
ISBN: 0471847089 9780471847083 0471525340 9780471525349
OCLC Number: 717995074
Description: XVI, 414 p. ; 23 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; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Thomas Szasz.

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