My Madness Saved Me

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My Madness Saved Me The Madness and Marriage of Virginia Woolf

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Author by : Thomas Szasz
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 169
Isbn : 9780765803214
Identifier : 0765803216
Release : 2011-12-31
Publisher by : Transaction Publishers
Category : Literary Criticism
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Description : Read Now My Madness Saved Me by Thomas Szasz and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. the vast literature on virginia woolf's life, work, and marriage falls into two groups. a large majority is certain that she was mentally ill, and a small minority is equally certain that she was not mentally ill but was misdiagnosed by psychiatrists. in this daring exploration of woolf's life and work, thomas szasz--famed for his radical critique of psychiatric concepts, coercions, and excuses--examines the evidence and rejects both views. instead, he looks at how virginia woolf, as well as her husband leonard, used the concept of madness and the profession of psychiatry to manage and manipulate their own and each other's lives. szasz argues that virginia woolf was a victim neither of mental illness, nor psychiatry, nor her husband--three ways she is regularly portrayed. he finds her to be an intelligent and self-assertive person, a moral agent who used mental illness, psychiatry, and her husband to fashion for herself a life of her own choosing. this is not to impute to virginia woolf some sort of limitless freedom of the will, nor is it to deny that the cultural and social milieu in which she grew up and lived had a profound impact on her psyche and her sense of the life choices open to her. it is only to remind us of the primacy of virginia woolf as an active, goal-directed, moral agent, responsible equally for her madness-badness and her genius-creativity. do we explain achievement when we attribute it to the fictitious entity we call "genius"? do we explain failure when we attribute it to the fictitious entity we call "madness"? or do we deceive ourselves the same way that the person deceives himself when he attributes the easy ignition of hydrogen to its being "flammable"? szasz interprets virginia woolf's life and work as expressions of her character, and her character as the "product" of her free will. he offers this view as a corrective against the prevailing, ostensibly scientific view that attributes both her "madness" and her "genius" to biological-genetic causes. we tend to attribute exceptional achievement to genius, and exceptional failure to madness. both, says szasz, are fictitious entities.

My Madness Saved Me The Madness and Marriage of Virginia Woolf

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Author by : Thomas Szasz
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 169
Isbn : 1412809452
Identifier : 9781412809450
Release : 2011-12-31
Publisher by : Transaction Publishers
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Description : Read Now My Madness Saved Me by Thomas Szasz and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. the vast literature on virginia woolf's life, work, and marriage falls into two groups. a large majority is certain that she was mentally ill, and a small minority is equally certain that she was not mentally ill but was misdiagnosed by psychiatrists. in this daring exploration of woolf's life and work, thomas szasz--famed for his radical critique of psychiatric concepts, coercions, and excuses--examines the evidence and rejects both views. instead, he looks at how virginia woolf, as well as her husband leonard, used the concept of madness and the profession of psychiatry to manage and manipulate their own and each other's lives. do we explain achievement when we attribute it to the fictitious entity we call "genius"? do we explain failure when we attribute it to the fictitious entity we call "madness"? or do we deceive ourselves the same way that the person deceives himself when he attributes the easy ignition of hydrogen to its being "flammable"? szasz interprets virginia woolf's life and work as expressions of her character, and her character as the "product" of her free will. he offers this view as a corrective against the prevailing, ostensibly scientific view that attributes both her "madness" and her "genius" to biological-genetic causes. we tend to attribute exceptional achievement to genius, and exceptional failure to madness. both, says szasz, are fictitious entities.

The Age of Madness The History of Involuntary Mental Hospitalization, Presented in Selected Texts

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Author by : Thomas Stephen Szasz
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 372
Isbn : 9780710079930
Identifier : 0710079931
Release : 1975
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
Category : Psychiatric hospitals
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The Self as a Sign, the World, and the Other Living Semiotics

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Author by : Susan Petrilli
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 347
Isbn : 1412851270
Identifier : 9781412851275
Release : 2013-06-30
Publisher by : Transaction Publishers
Category : Literary Criticism
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Description : Read Now The Self As A Sign The World And The Other by Susan Petrilli and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. ostentation of the subject is a practice that is asserting itself ever more in today’s world. consequently, criticism by philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists has been to little effect, considering that they are not immune to such practices themselves. the question of subjectivity concerns the close and the distant, the self and the other, the other from self and the other of self. it is thus connected to the question of the sign. it calls for a semiotic approach because the self is itself a sign; its very own relation with itself is a relation among signs. this book commits to developing a critique of subjectivity in terms of the "material" that the self is made of, that is, the material of signs. susan petrilli highlights the scholarship of charles peirce, mikhail bakhtin, roland barthes, mary boole, jacques derrida, michael foucault, emmanuel levinas, claude levi-strauss, maurice merleau-ponty, charles morris, thomas sebeok, thomas szasz, and victoria welby. included are american and european theories and theorists, evidencing the relationships interconnecting american, italian, french, and german scholarship. petrilli covers topics from identity issues that are part of semiotic views, to the corporeal self as well as responsibility, reason, and freedom. her book should be read by philosophers, semioticians, and other social scientists.

A Divine Dance of Madness

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Author by : Mairi Colme
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 302
Isbn : 1905610548
Identifier : 9781905610549
Release : 2011-06-01
Publisher by : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
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Coercion as Cure A Critical History of Psychiatry

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Author by : Thomas Szasz
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 293
Isbn : 1412808952
Identifier : 9781412808958
Release : 2011-12-31
Publisher by : Transaction Publishers
Category : Social Science
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Description : Read Now Coercion As Cure by Thomas Szasz and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. understanding the history of psychiatry requires an accurate view of its function and purpose. in this provocative new study, szasz challenges conventional beliefs about psychiatry. he asserts that, in fact, psychiatrists are not concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of bona fide illnesses. psychiatric tradition, social expectation, and the law make it clear that coercion is the profession's determining characteristic. psychiatrists may "diagnose" or "treat" people without their consent or even against their clearly expressed wishes, and these involuntary psychiatric interventions are as different as are sexual relations between consenting adults and the sexual violence we call "rape." but the point is not merely the difference between coerced and consensual psychiatry, but to contrast them. the term "psychiatry" ought to be applied to one or the other, but not both. as long as psychiatrists and society refuse to recognize this, there can be no real psychiatric historiography. the coercive character of psychiatry was more apparent in the past than it is now. then, insanity was synonymous with unfitness for liberty. toward the end of the nineteenth century, a new type of psychiatric relationship developed, when people experiencing so-called "nervous symptoms," sought help. this led to a distinction between two kinds of mental diseases: neuroses and psychoses. persons who complained about their own behavior were classified as neurotic, whereas persons about whose behavior others complained were classified as psychotic. the legal, medical, psychiatric, and social denial of this simple distinction and its far-reaching implications undergirds the house of cards that is modern psychiatry. coercion as cure is the most important book by szasz since his landmark the myth of mental illness.

A Can of Madness

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Author by : Jason Pegler
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 304
Isbn : 1904697534
Identifier : 9781904697534
Release : 2005-01-01
Publisher by : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
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This Side of Madness

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Author by : Christopher D. Hartpence
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 268
Isbn : 147974591X
Identifier : 9781479745913
Release : 2012-11-26
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
Category : Fiction
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Ten Years of Madness Oral Histories of China's Cultural Revolution

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Author by : Jicai Feng
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 285
Isbn : 9780835125840
Identifier : 083512584X
Release : 1996
Publisher by : China Books
Category : History
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Madness. Mania & Miracles

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Author by : Anna Miller
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 180
Isbn : 0578000547
Identifier : 9780578000541
Release : 2009-02-01
Publisher by : Lulu.com
Category : Self-Help
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A Can of Madness

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Author by : Jason Pegler
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 247
Isbn : 0954221826
Identifier : 9780954221829
Release : 2002
Publisher by : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Description : Read Now A Can Of Madness by Jason Pegler and you can download with pub, pdf, txt, doc, and more file format with free account. this work is a vivid and sometimes disturbing memoir about the experience of having a diagnosis of manic-depression. it was written using excerpts of a diary written at the time of the author's flights into mania and his descents into depression. like other books in this genre, the author is often painfully honest about his experiences. he recounts a dizzying, dark and sometimes euphoric journey through a world of elation, despair, binge drinking, drugs, raves and psychiatric wards. as well as attempting to educating the reader, the book also provides optimism and hope, showing that it is finally possible to learn to live with, and accept having a mental health problem.

My madness the selected writings of Anna Kavan

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Author by : Anna Kavan
Languange Used : English, France, Spanish, Italia and chinese
Page : 318
Isbn :
Identifier : STANFORD:36105034377106
Release : 1990-03-09
Publisher by : no defined
Category : Literary Criticism
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