Going Sane - Adam Phillips (Paperback)

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We can define the mad, but how do we classify the sane? Answering this question, the author delves deep into history, philosophy, literature, and his own experiences to address questions that we rarely ask about ourselves. He takes us on a journey in which we learn many things, including some of what it takes to be happy in the modern world.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141012490
Department
Books
Released
30 Mar 2006
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Adam Phillips
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
196 x 129 x 17mm (182g)

Summary

Volumes have been dedicated to madness, but sanity is rarely mentioned. We can define the mad, but how do we classify the sane? In Going Sane, psychoanalyst and writer Adam Phillips delves deep into history, philosophy, literature and his own experiences to address questions that we rarely ask about ourselves, taking us on an engrossing journey in which we learn many things - including some of what it takes to be happy in the modern world.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Psychology
BISAC Subject 1
Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis
BIC Classification 1
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
Dewey Classification
155.2
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Adam Phillips, formerly Principle Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital, London, is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He is the author of numerous works of psychoanalysis and literary criticism, including most recently Unforbidden Pleasures, and Missing Out. He is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations, and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.