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Mind, Modernity, Madness

The Impact of Culture on Human Experience

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HARDCOVER

$57.00 • £45.95 • €51.50

ISBN 9780674072763

Publication Date: 04/08/2013

Short

688 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 2 tables

World

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Philosophical
    • 1. Premises
    • 2. The Mind as an Emergent Phenomenon
  • II. Psychological
    • 3. Madness in Its Pure Form: Schizophrenia
    • 4. Madness Muddled: Manic-Depressive Illness
  • III. Historical
    • 5. The Cradle of Madness
    • 6. Going International: The Spread of Madness in Europe
    • 7. Madder Than Them All: From the Records of American Insanity
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Index

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