Sunday, September 19, 2010

Schizophrenia: Personal confrontations and a philosophical investigation


Audio from the September 18th broadcast of AllInTheMind (ABC National Radio, Australia):
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Philosopher, poet and writer Dr. Paul Fearne [pictured] had his first psychotic episode as a young university student, and continues to take medication. 'To live is to take a leap into a sea of daggers, each one stabbing the fabric of your being,' he wrote in his diary at the time, now published. From Freud to Wittgenstein, his experience inspired a unique PhD investigation into the philosophical questions posed by schizophrenia.

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Also see:

The sea of daggers - A philosophical & personal interrogation of psychosis

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