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The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind

Author: Louis A. Sass

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN 10: 0801498996
ISBN 13: 978-0801498992

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.