Strong Imagination: Madness, Creativity and Human Nature

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Madness is the central mystery of the human psyche. Our minds evolved to give us a faithful understanding of reality, to allow us to integrate into our communities, and to help us to adapt our behaviour to our environment. Yet in serious mental illness, the mind does exactly the opposite of these things. The sufferer builds castles of imaginative delusion, fails to adapt, and becomes a stranger among their own people. Mental illness is no marginal phenomenon: it is found in all societies and all historical epochs, and the ...

Strong Imagination: Madness, Creativity and Human Nature 2002, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198605003

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Strong Imagination: Madness, Creativity and Human Nature 2001, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198507062

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Strong Imagination: Madness, Creativity and Human Nature 2001, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198508762

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