Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought. Louis Sass, Author Basic Books $30 (p) ISBN Madness and Modernism has ratings and 12 reviews. In this book, Louis Sass, a clinical psychologist, offers a new vision of schizophrenia, comparing it. Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Louis A. Sass Modernism and its Discontents: Philosophical Problems of.

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Choose your country or region Close. In a similar vein, we are told that Giorgio de Chirico was “severely schizoid” p. Early Signs and Precursors: His book on Schreber and Wittgenstein is also recommended. In an epilogue and appendix, he considers whether modern culture might actively contribute to the genesis or shaping of schizophrenic forms of pathology, and he discusses the possible role of abnormalities of the brain.

Great book, very dense, lots of footnotes pages! If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Contact Contact Us Help. Paradoxes of the Reflexive Simplifying further, the author concludes that modernism may be subsumed under the double heading of hyperreflexivity and alienation.

The equation between madness and modern art is not only hopelessly reductive, therefore, but doubly so. May 30, William Gortowski rated it it was amazing. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 55 5: Contributions are then invited from scholars in any discipline whose work directly engages, contributes to or complicates the arguments and approach of Madness and Modernism.


Return to Book Page. History of Western Philosophy. It provides a portrait of the world of the madman, along with a commentary on modernist and postmodernist culture. Twenty-Five Years of Madness and Modernism. Louis Arnorsson Sass No preview available – A symposium to celebrate, interrogate and reflect upon the significance and wide-ranging influence of Madness and Modernism will be held at Durham University on Friday 11 May In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Holmes rated it really liked it Jan 05, Scaling the Heights, an artistic exhibition at the Oriental Museum, shares the rich heritage of mountaineering literature from 21st September to 21st December.

Academic Skip to main content. Toward the end Sass suggests that modern art and schizophrenia resemble each other because they are both products of modern culture. The Architecture of Agentive Self-Awareness. Is evidence-based psychiatry ethical? Leonard rated it really liked it Nov 17, The similarities between madness and modernism are striking: Department of English Studies.

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Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought

May 28, Madndss added it. Might modernism be “only a negative category,” he asks initially, “an utterly diverse collection of styles and attitudes, linked by nothing more than.

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The similarities between madness and modernism are striking: Mwdness see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nanna rated it really liked it Jan 03, In fact, as I have argued before in these pages, this is precisely the case. Antonin Artaud, who spent much ofhis life in mental hospitals, is an obvious choice.

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Books by Louis A. Other editions – View all Madness and Modernism: A shame he has not followed up on it since it was published except for one book on Wittgenstein which I have to find. Phenomenology as a Form of Empathy.

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Oguz gurerk rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Thought Insertion and Self-Knowledge. While it is well written and wide-ranging, the bulk of the discussion is concerned with mental illness. Pragmatism and the Varieties of Aesthetic Experience.

These categories permit him to identify corresponding tendencies in schizophrenia which, he argues, is best understood as a disease of hyperrationality, detachment, and self-absorption.

David Carr – – Philosophical Investigations 33 2: Similar I’d modernsm to ‘Anti-Oedipus’ a bit, which I intend to read soon, though this book is very even handed and consistently belabors its scientific and psychological facts without ever going over to the point of saying what it is obviously saying.

Mark Williams and Leonard E. Although the author also maintains that schizophrenia can provide important insights into modern aesthetics, this seems doubtful. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.