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The Meaning of Mind

Language, Morality, and Neuroscience

Thomas Szasz (author)

ISBN: 9780815607755

Publication Date: Jul 2002

Format: Paperback

Here, Thomas Szasz demonstrates the futility of analysing the mind as a collection of brain functions. He warns that we misconstrue the dialogue within as a problem of consciousness and neuroscience and do so at our peril.
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Thomas Szasz demonstrates the futility of analysing the mind as a collection of brain functions. In his previous publication "The Myth of Mental Illness", he took psychiatry to task for misconstruing human conflict and coping as mental illness. In "Our Right to Drugs", he exposed the irrationality and political opportunism that fuels the "Drug War". Here, he warns that we misconstrue the dialogue within as a problem of consciousness and neuroscience and do so at our peril.

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Within the broad church of anti-psychiatry, Thomas Szasz has been foremost in challenging a narrowly biological conception of human nature. Provocative, thoughtful, and highly readable, The Meaning of Mind extends his arguments to the bleak reductionism implicit in modern neuroscience. - K. W. M. Fulford, Universities of Oxford and Warwick
Language English
Pages 208
Dimensions 229 x 152 x 15
Date Published 31 Jul 2002
Publisher Syracuse University Press
Subject/s Cognition & cognitive psychology  
Thomas Szasz is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse. The author of more than six hundred articles and twenty-four books, he is widely recognized as the leading critic of various coercive forms employed by the psychiatric medical establishment. His books include Law, Liberty, and Psychiatry; The Manufacture of Madness and Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market, all published by Syracuse University Press.

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