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A Philosophy of Madness

A Philosophy of Madness Book
Author : Wouter Kusters
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2020-12-01
ISBN : 0262359642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An incredible publishing event: a philosopher draws on his own experience of madness as he takes readers on an unforgettble journey through the philosophy of psychosis and the psychosis of philosophy. In this book, philosopher and linguist Wouter Kusters examines the philosophy of psychosis--and the psychosis of philosophy. By analyzing the experience of psychosis in philosophical terms, Kusters not only emancipates the experience of the psychotic from medical classification, he also emancipates the philosopher from the narrowness of academia, allowing philosphers to engage in real-life praxis, philosophy in vivo. Philosophy and madness--Kusters's preferred, non-medicalized term--coexist, one mirroring the other. Drawing on his own experience of madness--two episodes of psychosis, twenty years apart--Kusters argues that psychosis presents itself to the psychotic as an inescapable truth and reality.

Vates or The philosophy of madness

Vates  or The philosophy of madness Book
Author : Thomas Gordon Hake
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1840
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philosophizing Madness from Nietzsche to Derrida

Philosophizing Madness from Nietzsche to Derrida Book
Author : Angelos Evangelou
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-12
ISBN : 3319570935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing connections between madness, philosophy and autobiography, this book addresses the question of how Nietzsche's madness might have affected his later works. It also explores why continental philosophy after Nietzsche is so fascinated with madness, and how it (re)considers, (re)evaluates and (re)valorizes madness. To answer these questions, the book analyzes the work of three major figures in twentieth-century French philosophy who were significantly influenced by Nietzsche: Bataille, Foucault and Derrida, examining the ways in which their responses to Nietzsche’s madness determine how they understand philosophy as well as philosophy’s relation to madness. For these philosophers, posing the question about madness renders the philosophical subject vulnerable and implicates it in a state of responsibility towards that about which it asks. Out of this analysis of their engagement with the question of madness emerges a new conception of 'autobiographical philosophy', which entails the insertion of this vulnerable subject into the philosophical work, to which each of these philosophers adheres or resists in different ways.

Melancholy and the Care of the Soul

Melancholy and the Care of the Soul Book
Author : Jeremy Schmidt
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 9780754657484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book furthers our understanding of the issue of melancholy in early modern culture by examining the extensive discussions of melancholy in seventeenth- and eighteenth- century religious and moral philosophical publications, many of which have receive

Madness and Death in Philosophy

Madness and Death in Philosophy Book
Author : Ferit Guven
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2012-02-01
ISBN : 0791483568
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Demonstrates the significance of the concepts of madness and death for the history of philosophy.

The Measure of Madness

The Measure of Madness Book
Author : Philip Gerrans
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2014-07-11
ISBN : 0262320983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on the latest work in cognitive neuroscience, a philosopher proposes that delusions are narrative models that accommodate anomalous experiences. In The Measure of Madness, Philip Gerrans offers a novel explanation of delusion. Over the last two decades, philosophers and cognitive scientists have investigated explanations of delusion that interweave philosophical questions about the nature of belief and rationality with findings from cognitive science and neurobiology. Gerrans argues that once we fully describe the computational and neural mechanisms that produce delusion and the way in which conscious experience and thought depend on them, the concept of delusional belief retains only a heuristic role in the explanation of delusion. Gerrans proposes that delusions are narrative models that accommodate anomalous experiences. He argues that delusions represent the operation of the Default Mode Network (DMN)—the cognitive system that provides the raw material for humans' inbuilt tendency to provide a subjectively compelling narrative context for anomalous or highly salient experiences—without the “supervision” of higher cognitive processes present in the nondelusional mind. This explanation illuminates the relationship among delusions, dreams, imaginative states, and irrational beliefs that have perplexed philosophers and psychologists for over a century. Going beyond the purely conceptual and the phenomenological, Gerrans brings together findings from different disciplines to trace the flow of information through the cognitive system, and applies these to case studies of typical schizophrenic delusions: misidentification, alien control, and thought insertion. Drawing on the interventionist model of causal explanation in philosophy of science and the predictive coding approach to the mind influential in computational neuroscience, Gerrans provides a model for integrative theorizing about the mind.

Hegel s Theory of Madness

Hegel s Theory of Madness Book
Author : Daniel Berthold-Bond
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1995-01-01
ISBN : 9780791425053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book shows how an understanding of the nature and role of insanity in Hegel's writing provides intriguing new points of access to many of the central themes of his larger philosophic project. Berthold-Bond situates Hegel's theory of madness within the history of psychiatric practice during the great reform period at the turn of the eighteenth century, and shows how Hegel developed a middle path between the stridently opposed camps of "empirical" and "romantic" medicine, and of "somatic" and "psychical" practitioners. A key point of the book is to show that Hegel does not conceive of madness and health as strictly opposing states, but as kindred phenomena sharing many of the same underlying mental structures and strategies, so that the ontologies of insanity and rationality involve a mutually illuminating, mirroring relation. Hegel's theory is tested against the critiques of the institution of psychiatry and the very concept of madness by such influential twentieth-century authors as Michel Foucault and Thomas Szasz, and defended as offering a genuinely reconciling position in the contemporary debate between the "social labeling" and "medical" models of mental illness.

The Abyss Above

The Abyss Above Book
Author : Silke-Maria Weineck
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2002-07-03
ISBN : 9780791454275
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.

History of Madness

History of Madness Book
Author : Michel Foucault
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-02-01
ISBN : 113447380X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When it was first published in France in 1961 as Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l'âge Classique, few had heard of a thirty-four year old philosopher by the name of Michel Foucault. By the time an abridged English edition was published in 1967 as Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault had shaken the intellectual world. This translation is the first English edition of the complete French texts of the first and second edition, including all prefaces and appendices, some of them unavailable in the existing French edition. History of Madness begins in the Middle Ages with vivid descriptions of the exclusion and confinement of lepers. Why, Foucault asks, when the leper houses were emptied at the end of the Middle Ages, were they turned into places of confinement for the mad? Why, within the space of several months in 1656, was one out of every hundred people in Paris confined? Shifting brilliantly from Descartes and early Enlightenment thought to the founding of the Hôpital Général in Paris and the work of early psychiatrists Philippe Pinel and Samuel Tuke, Foucault focuses throughout, not only on scientific and medical analyses of madness, but also on the philosophical and cultural values attached to the mad. He also urges us to recognize the creative and liberating forces that madness represents, brilliantly drawing on examples from Goya, Nietzsche, Van Gogh and Artaud. The History of Madness is an inspiring and classic work that challenges us to understand madness, reason and power and the forces that shape them.

Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds

Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds Book
Author : Charles Mackay
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1852
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wittgenstein and the Method of Philosophy

Wittgenstein and the Method of Philosophy Book
Author : Sami Pihlström
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Writing and Madness

Writing and Madness Book
Author : Shoshana Felman,Martha Noel Evans
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780804744492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the author's most influential work of literary theory and criticism in which she explores the relations between literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis.

The Virus in the Age of Madness

The Virus in the Age of Madness Book
Author : Bernard-Henri Lévy
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2020-07-28
ISBN : 0300257384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A trenchant look at how the coronavirus reveals the dangerous fault lines of contemporary society With medical mysteries, rising death tolls, and conspiracy theories beamed minute by minute through the vast web universe, the coronavirus pandemic has irrevocably altered societies around the world. In this sharp essay, world-renowned philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy interrogates the many meanings and metaphors we have assigned to the pandemic—and what they tell us about ourselves. Drawing on the philosophical tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Lacan and Foucault, Lévy asks uncomfortable questions about reality and mythology: he rejects the idea that the virus is a warning from nature, the inevitable result of global capitalism; he questions the heroic status of doctors, asking us to think critically about the loci of authority and power; he challenges the panicked polarization that dominates online discourse. Lucid, incisive, and always original, Lévy takes a bird’s-eye view of the most consequential historical event of our time and proposes a way to defend human society from threats to our collective future.

Mythology Madness and Laughter

Mythology  Madness  and Laughter Book
Author : Markus Gabriel,Slavoj Zizek
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-12-01
ISBN : 1441191054
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A hugely important book that rediscovers three crucial, but long overlooked themes in German idealism: mythology, madness and laughter.

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Classifying Madness

Classifying Madness Book
Author : Rachel Cooper
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-03-30
ISBN : 1402033451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is about the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, more commonly known as the D.S.M. The D.S.M. is published by the American Psychiatric Association and aims to list and describe all mental disorders. Within its pages can be found diagnostic criteria for types of depression, types of schizophrenia, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, phobias, sleeping disorders, and so on. Also included are less familiar, and more controversial, conditions: Mathematics Disorder, Caffeine Intoxication, Nicotine Dependence, Nightmare Disorder. It must be admitted that the D.S.M. is not an exciting read. Its pages follow a standard format: Each disorder has a numerical code. This is followed by a description of the disorder, which includes information regarding prevalence, course, and differential diagnosis. Finally explicit criteria that patients must meet to receive the diagnosis are listed. These generally include lists of the symptoms that must be present, restrictions as to the length of time that the symptoms must have been troublesome, and clauses that state that the symptoms must not be better accounted for by some other condition.

Typography

Typography Book
Author : Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe,Christopher Fynsk
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780804732826
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philosopher, literary critic, translator (of Nietzsche and Benjamin), Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe is one of the leading intellectual figures in France. This volume of six essays deals with the relation between philosophy and aesthetics, particularly the role of mimesis in a metaphysics of representation. Comment [1997] "Typography is a book whose importance has not diminished since its first publication in French in 1979. On the contrary, I would say, it is only now that one can truly begin to appreciate the groundbreaking status of these essays. The points it makes, the way it approaches the questions of mimesis, fictionality, and figurality, is unique. There are no comparable books, or books that could supersede it." —Rudolphe Gasché, State University of New York, Buffalo "Lacoue-Labarthe's essays still set the standards for thinking through the problem of subjectivity without simply retreating behind insights already gained. But this book is much more than a collection of essays: it constitutes a philosophical project in its own right. Anybody interested in the problem of mimesis—whether from a psychoanalytic, platonic, or any other philosophical angle—cannot avoid an encounter with this book. Lacoue-Labarthe is a philosopher and a comparatist in the highest sense of the word, and the breadth of his knowledge and the rigor of his thought are exemplary." —Eva Geulen, New York University Review "In demonstrating how mimesis has determined philosophical thought, Lacoue-Labarthe provokes us into reconsidering our understanding of history and politics. . . . Together with the introduction, these essays are essential reading for anyone interested in Heidegger, postmodernism, and the history of mimesis in philosophy and literature." —The Review of Metaphysics

There is no great genius without some touch of madness

There is no great genius without some touch of madness Book
Author : IntroBooks Team
Publisher : IntroBooks
Release : 2019-12-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Known as the “Father of Western Philosophy”, Aristotle imparted priceless wisdom to the world during his time. And even in the modern era, people turn to his quotes in times of dilemma to get a clear picture of their life and its problems. Among his numerous teachings, one of his sayings that really stands out is- “There is no great genius without some touch of madness”. This philosophy has passed the test of time with flying colors and is very much applicable even today. It not only makes us think what defines genius but also raises several questions as to the real meaning of madness and why every intelligent or smart individual cannot be an individual. Having said that, words of an individual cannot and should not be measured through a singular lens. Thus, a different point of view, scientific, to be precise, should be used to examine these deep words that the Greek scientist and philosopher left for us to figure out.

Foucault s Heidegger

Foucault s Heidegger Book
Author : Timothy Rayner
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2007-11-15
ISBN : 0826494862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new and important study of the relationship between two key thinkers of the twentieth century.

The Madness of Knowledge

The Madness of Knowledge Book
Author : Steven Connor
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2019-04-15
ISBN : 178914101X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many human beings have considered the powers and the limits of human knowledge, but few have wondered about the power that the idea of knowledge has over us. The Madness of Knowledge is the first book to investigate this emotional inner life of knowledge – the lusts, fantasies, dreams and fears that the idea of knowing provokes. There are in-depth discussions of the imperious will to know, of Freud’s epistemophilia, or love of knowledge, and the curiously insistent links between madness, magical thinking and the desire for knowledge. Steven Connor also probes secrets and revelations, quarreling and the history of quizzes and ‘general knowledge’, charlatanry and pretension, both the violent disdain and the sanctification of the stupid, as well as the emotional investment in the spaces and places of knowledge, from the study to the library. In an age of artificial intelligence, alternative facts and mistrust of truth, The Madness of Knowledge offers an opulent, enlarging and sometimes unnerving psychopathology of intellectual life.