Dr Laing S First Purpose Is To Make Madness And The Process Of Going Mad Comprehensible In This, With Case Studies Of Schizophrenic Patients, He Succeeds Brilliantly, But He Does Through A Vision Of Sanity And Madness As Degrees Of Conjunction And Disjunction Between Two Persons Where The One Is Sane By Common Consent He Offers A Rich Existential Analysis Of Personal Alienation.The Outsider, Estranged From Himself And Society, Cannot Experience Either Himself Or Others As Real He Invents A False Self And With It He Confronts Both The Outside World And His Own Despair The Disintegration Of His Real Self Keeps Pace With The Growing Unreality Of His False Self Until, In The Extremes Of Schizophrenic Breakdown, The Whole Personality Disintegrates.
Ronald David Laing was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness in particular, the subjective experience of psychosis Laing s views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descrip
- 224 pages
- The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness
- R.D. Laing
- 25 November 2018 R.D. Laing