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R. D. Laing (1927–1989)

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Ronald David Laing, a prominent British psychoanalyst, won wide attention in the United States, especially among young people, for his questioning of many of the old concepts of what is "normal" and what is "insane" in a world that he sees as infinitely dangerous in the hands of "normal" people. visa mer Born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland, Laing questioned many of the basic assumptions of Western culture. Taking the role of social critic, he wrote in The Politics of Experience (1967): "A little girl of seventeen in a mental hospital told me she was terrified because the Atom Bomb was inside her. That is a delusion. The statesmen of the world who boast and threaten that they have Doomsday weapons are far more dangerous, and far more estranged from "reality' than many of the people on whom the label "psychotic' is affixed." Much of Laing's work was in the field of schizophrenia. Philosophical and humanist in approach, he questioned many of the cut-and-dried classifications for the mentally ill, whom he regarded with great compassion; he looked beyond the "case" to the man or woman trying to come to grips with life in the broadest human context. He was a compelling writer of great literary skill who brought to his studies a worldview that reached far beyond the confines of his profession. Until his death, Laing continued to expand on his early themes, which are also evident in his poetry, interviews, and conversations with children. visa färre
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Verk av R. D. Laing

Det kluvna jaget (1960) 1,339 exemplar
Upplevelse - beteende (1967) 711 exemplar
Knutar (1970) 692 exemplar
Själv och andra (1961) 436 exemplar
Mentalsjukdom och miljö (1964) 383 exemplar
Familjelivet (1969) 273 exemplar
The Facts of Life (1976) 159 exemplar
Samtal med barn (1978) 71 exemplar
Sonnets (1979) 10 exemplar

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The Dialectics of Liberation (1968) — Bidragsgivare — 127 exemplar
Only Two Can Play This Game (1971) — Förord — 22 exemplar


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Weird but interesting book, in the spirit of the 1960-70s.
mykl-s | 6 andra recensioner | Aug 10, 2023 |
Taking up most of this volume is the “Politics of Experience” – an investigation into some aspects of alienation – between members of a society, between individuals and material reality, between individuals and spiritual matters, and even between an individual and aspects of their own mind. The latter of these is particularly important in its implications for the Schizophrenic – a favourite subject for Laing.

As he does in his book the Undivided Self, he takes on an existential approach to madness. To do this he wants to understand how those labelled as mad experience the world, how they think, how they are treated, and how these differ from other members of society. The internal logic of the “mad”, and the validity, poetry, revelation, and creativity within their experience are what he writes about most enthusiastically.

This is not the best beginner’s introduction to Laing’s thought, lacking the systematic presentation of his ideas found in his main works. However as a supplement for those already familiar with, and keen on his other writing, this adds in some extra colour with the provocative riffing hand of the jazz master of psychology.
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P_S_Patrick | 1 annan recension | May 22, 2023 |
> Babelio :
> Psycha Analyse : Ronald David Laing

> Meyer Philippe. RONALD D. LAING : NOEUDS (Stock). — Des textes courts, ramassés, et pourtant longs, puisque parfois quatre lignes peuvent se répéter à l’infini, ou se torturer, ou s’intervertir, ou se lire en rond, en large ou en travers.
Un « anti-psychiatre » anglais nous fait ainsi part de son chemin ou de celui de « ses malades » à l’intérieur de la psychose. Choc destructeur des illusions que j’entretiens sur toi, que tu entretiens sur moi. Messages à double sens, qui travestissent la capture en don, la demande en offre, la possession en amour. Signes de notre difficulté à reconnaître l’autre, à nous en séparer.
Terreur de la solitude qui n’est que dérive, et panique du regard de l’autre, qui est pourtant rivage et ponton. Lucidité, vertu faible mais si corrosive.
« Les fables de l’inconscient » dit la bande publicitaire du livre. Sans doute. L’époque est au dévoilement de tout, et Laing court tout de suite à ce qui se passe en dernier ressort, et seulement là. Il réussit, et il fallait que quelqu’un le fasse.
Simplement, en recommandant la lecture et le rangement de son livre dans un endroit d’où il ressorte de temps à autre, je veux aussi souhaiter que le lecteur se souvienne qu’on trouve la même chose, autrement plus charnue, dans Alexandre Dumas, Michel Zévaco, Charles Dickens et Eugène Sue.
Revue Esprit, Nouvelle série, No. 409 (12) (Décembre 1971), pp. 1046-1047
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Joop-le-philosophe | 5 andra recensioner | Jan 24, 2023 |



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