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The Divided Self by R. D. Laing

The Divided Self

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The Divided Self by R. D. Laing
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Aug 30, 1965 | ISBN 9780140135374

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“Dr. Laing is saying something very important indeed. . . . This is a truly humanist approach.”
—Philip toynbee in the Observer

“It is a study that makes all other works I have read on schizophrenia seem fragmentary. . . . The author brings, through his vision and perception, that particular touch of genius which causes one to say Yes, I have always known that, why have I never thought of it before?'”
Journal of Analytical Psychology

Table Of Contents

The Divided SelfPreface to the Original Edition
Preface to the Pelican Edition
Part One
1. The existential-phenomenological foundations for a science of persons
2. The existential-phenomenological foundations for the understanding of psychosis
3. Ontological insecurity

Part Two
4. The embodied and unembodied self
5. The inner self in the schizoid condition
6. The false-self system
7. Self-consciousness
8. The case of Peter

Part Three
9. Psychotic developments
10. The self and the false self in a schizophrenic
11. The ghost of the weed garden: a study of a chronic schizophrenic


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