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dc.contributor.advisorGillett, Grant
dc.contributor.advisorMullen, Richard
dc.contributor.authorSteslow, Kristen Kay
dc.date.available2012-08-20T02:56:14Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.identifier.citationSteslow, K. K. (2012). Beneath the Form of Eternity: Wittgenstein, the Spirit, and Psychosis (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2432en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/2432
dc.description.abstractThe study of mental disorder is historically riddled with the inflammatory suspicion that psychosis cohabits with sacred experience. Are the revelations and voices which characterize the great spiritual leaders and innovators no different from the religiously themed delusions and hallucinations of the psychotically ill? A Wittgensteinian approach to this dilemma questions the question, revealing what is already implicated in its framework. Cutting the problem off from the habits of thought which make it possible lays it finally to rest. We are then left to examine how the conceptual landscape of psychiatry shifts when the weight of the ‘Religion or Madness?’ construction—and the philosophical mistakes it exemplifies—is lifted. The resulting conceptual shifts allow us to work toward an understanding of those gripped by psychosis in which the life of the spirit is germane to psychiatry’s ordinary practices of healing.
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dc.subjectWittgenstein
dc.subjectPsychosis
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectSpirituality
dc.subjectMadness
dc.subjectDelusions
dc.subjectHallucinations
dc.subjectMental Health
dc.subjectMental Illness
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectVoices
dc.subjectVisions
dc.titleBeneath the Form of Eternity: Wittgenstein, the Spirit, and Psychosis
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2012-08-20T00:45:54Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineBioethics Centre
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
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