In Richard Bentall’s Madness Explained, the company might have a candidate for bestseller status to set beside Laing’s The Divided Self. THIS BOOK WILL EXPLAIN WHAT MADNESS IS, TO SHOW THAT IT CAN BE BENTALL ARGUES INSTEAD THAT DELUSIONS. Review of Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature by Richard Bentall. Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books: London, Penguin Books was.

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Three things I want to point out: Quotes from Madness Explained Dec 21, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: How did the researchers select the group of thought disordered patients in the first place? Charlie Huenemann – unknown.

Richard P. Bentall, Madness Explained – PhilPapers

The huge weight of evidence that different psychiatrists using different s I am going to enjoy this. The appeal of anti-psychiatry may not have been dependent on Penguin Books, but the popularity and eminence of the publishers may madndss helped to create celebrity status for Laing.

More needs to be said about how these two problems relate to mental illnesses. No trivia or quizzes yet. I can’t be the only one who just doesn’t give a shit and would have preferred to see the text move along more quickly.


Sep 01, Helene rated it it was amazing. The book eexplained a tome of pages.

Oct 22, Rachel rated it it was amazing. This study suggests this, this study suggests that etc. When I checked this book out of the library along with a few of R.

Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature

In its place, psychiatrists should take a symptom-oriented approach. The Limits of Madness.

Mental Disorders in Philosophy of Cognitive Science. He discusses several possible mechanisms and hypotheses, in order to make an overall schema of a possible framework for madness. To ask other readers questions about Madness Explainedplease sign up. I used it for building character and for a paper i was writing and it provided useful details for both. In this ground breaking and controversial work Richard Bentall shatters the myths that surround msdness.

Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature by Richard P. Bentall

He argues that psychotic symptoms occur more frequently than we would like to believe, and are, in fact, rooted in human nature. Each one with countless variables and interacting with each other. Bentall is more than qualified for this type of book and proposal, having practiced for decades as a clinical psychologist, conducted countless research himself, and being very familiar with the literature relating to psychology and psychiatry.


Sep 03, Jasper rated it it was amazing. It is well written, so its wordiness arises not from verbosity but its monumental aim to create a new synthesis.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I can excuse the discrepancies in Laing, as I can the overgeneralisations from Bentall.

It is written in three parts.

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