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Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences

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Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences - Szasz, Thomas

The idea of insanity pervades every aspect of our daily lives. Thomas Szasz contends that the term actually functions as a euphemism for problems about living, i.e., as an excuse for crime and misbehavior, as a stigma for invalidating adversaries. In actuality, Szasz claims, insanity functions in our society as a metaphor, a legal fiction. In ... Read More

Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences 1997, Syracuse University Press

ISBN-13: 9780815604600

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Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences 1986, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780471847083

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