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  1. Schizophrenia, Consciousness, and the Self.Louis A. Sass & Josef Parnas - 2003 - Schizophrenia Bulletin 29 (3):427-444.
    In recent years, there has been much focus on the apparent heterogeneity of schizophrenic symptoms. By contrast, this article proposes a unifying account emphasizing basic abnormalities of consciousness that underlie and also antecede a disparate assortment of signs and symptoms. Schizophrenia, we argue, is fundamentally a self-disorder or ipseity disturbance that is characterized by complementary distortions of the act of awareness: hyperreflexivity and diminished self-affection. Hyperreflexivity refers to forms of exaggerated self-consciousness in which aspects of oneself are experienced as akin (...)
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  2. Madness and Modernism : Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought.Louis A. Sass - 1992
     
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  3. Self, Solipsism, and Schizophrenic Delusions.Josef Parnas & Louis A. Sass - 2001 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 8 (2-3):101-120.
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    Schizophrenia, Self-Experience, and the so-Called "Negative Symptoms": Reflections on Hyperreflexivity.Louis A. Sass - 2000 - In Dan Zahavi (ed.), Exploring the Self: Philosophical and Psychopathological Perspectives on Self-Experience. John Benjamins. pp. 149--82.
  5. Incomprehensibility and Understanding: On the Interpretation of Severe Mental Illness.Louis Arnorsson Sass - 2003 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 10 (2):125-132.
  6. Self and World in Schizophrenia: Three Classic Approaches.Louis Arnorsson Sass - 2001 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 8 (4):251-270.
  7. Some Reflections on the (Analytic) Philosophical Approach to Delusion.Louis Arnorsson Sass - 2004 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 11 (1):71-80.
  8. Phenomenology of Self-Disturbances in Schizophrenia: Some Research Findings and Directions.Louis A. Sass & Josef Parnas - 2001 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 8 (4):347-356.
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    Affectivity in Schizophrenia: A Phenomenological View.Louis A. Sass - 2004 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 11 (10-11):127-147.
    Schizophrenia involves profound but enigmatic disturbances of affective or emotional life. The affective responses as well as expression of many patients in the schizophrenia spectrum can seem odd, incongruent, inadequate, or otherwise off-the-mark. Such patients are, in fact, often described in rather contradictory terms: as being prone both to exaggerated and to diminished levels of emotional or affective response. According to Ernst Kretschmer, they actually tend to have both kinds of experience at the same time. This paper attempts to explain (...)
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    Heidegger, Schizophrenia and the Ontological Difference.Louis A. Sass - 1992 - Philosophical Psychology 5 (2):109 – 132.
    This paper offers a phenomenological or hermeneutic reading—employing Heidegger's notion of the 'ontological difference'—of certain central aspects of schizophrenic experience. The main focus is on signs and symptoms that have traditionally been taken to indicate either 'poor reality-testing' or else 'poverty of content of speech' (defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III-R as: “speech that is adequate in amount but conveys little information because of vagueness, empty repetitions, or use of stereotyped or obscure phrases"). I argue (...)
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    The Truth-Taking-Stare: A Heideggerian Interpretation of a Schizophrenic World.Louis A. Sass - 1990 - Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 21 (2):121-149.
  12. Civilized Madness: Schizophrenia, Self-Consciousness and the Modern Mind.Louis A. Sass - 1994 - History of the Human Sciences 7 (2):83-120.
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    Schizophrenia, Self-Consciousness, and the Modern Mind.Louis A. Sass - 1998 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (5-6):5-6.
    This paper uses certain of Michel Foucault's ideas concerning modern consciousness (from The Order of Things) to illuminate a central paradox of the schizophrenic condition: a strange oscillation, or even coexistence, between two opposite experiences of the self: between the loss or fragmentation of self and its apotheosis in moments of solipsistic grandeur. Many schizophrenic patients lose their sense of integrated and active intentionality; even their most intimate thoughts and inclinations may be experienced as emanating from, or under the control (...)
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    Varieties of "Phenomenology" : On Description, Understanding, and Explanation in Psychiatry.Josef Parnas & Louis A. Sass - 2008 - In Kenneth S. Kendler & Josef Parnas (eds.), Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry: Explanation, Phenomenology, and Nosology. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 239.
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    Self-Disturbance in Schizophrenia: Hyperreflexivity and Diminished Self-Affection.Louis A. Sass - 2003 - In Tilo Kircher & Anthony S. David (eds.), The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry. Cambridge University Press. pp. 870539117.
  16. Phenomenology, Context, and Self-Experience in Schizophrenia.Louis A. Sass & Peter J. Uhlhaas - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (1):104-105.
    Impairments in cognitive coordination in schizophrenia are supported by phenomenological data that suggest deficits in the processing of visual context. Although the target article is sympathetic to such a phenomenological perspective, we argue that the relevance of phenomenological data for a wider understanding of consciousness in schizophrenia is not sufficiently addressed by the authors.
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    "My So-Called Delusions": Solipsism, Madness, and the Schreber Case.Louis A. Sass - 1994 - Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 25 (1):70-103.
    This paper offers a critique of a central psychopathological concept, the notion of "poor reality-testing. "Using ideas from the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, I consider the nature of delusions in schizophrenia, largely through examining Daniel Paul Schreber's famous Memoirs of My Nervous Illness. Many schizophrenic individuals do not in fact mistake their fantasies for reality, as is traditionally assumed. Rather, I argue, they engage in a solipsistic mode of experience, a felt subjectivization of the lived world that is associated with a (...)
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  18. From the Visions of Saint Teresa of Jesus to the Voices of Schizophrenia.Adolfo J. Cangas, Louis A. Sass & Marino Pérez-Álvarez - 2008 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (3):239-250.
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    More Aristotle, Less DSM: The Ontology of Mental Disorders in Constructivist Perspective.Marino Pérez-Álvarez, Louis A. Sass & José M. García-Montes - 2008 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (3):211-225.
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    Madness and the Ineffable: Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Lacan.Louis A. Sass - 2009 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 16 (4):319-324.
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    Michel Foucault and the Contradictions of Modern Thought.Louis A. Sass - 2008 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 28 (2):323-335.
    The present paper offers a sympathetic yet critical examination of Michel Foucault's discussion of the contradictions inherent in the self-consciousness of the modern or post-Kantian mind. Foucault's account of the “empirico-transcendental doublet” of modern thought is shown to provide a useful mapping of humanist, anti-humanist, and postmodern responses to the reflexivity of the modern “ episteme”. Foucault is criticized for his insufficiently critical treatment of structuralism . Foucault is also defended against the charge that he undermines his own position through (...)
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    Schizophrenia: A Disturbance of the Thematic Field.Louis A. Sass - 2004 - In Lester Embree (ed.), Gurwitsch's Relevancy for Cognitive Science. Springer. pp. 59--78.
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    Defending a Phenomenological–Behavioral Perspective: Culture, Behavior, and Experience.Marino Pérez-Álvarez, José M. García-Montes, Adolfo J. Cangas & Louis A. Sass - 2008 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (3):281-285.
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    The Role of Superstition in Psychopathology.José M. García-Montes, Marino Pérez Álvarez, Louis A. Sass & Adolfo J. Cangas - 2008 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (3):227-237.
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    Madness and Melancholia.Louis A. Sass & Elizabeth Pienkos - 2013 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 20 (2):161-164.
    It is a Pleasure to comment on Somogy Varga’s intriguing paper, which offers welcome insight into the historical sources, changing uses, and underlying assumptions pertaining to the concept of ‘melancholia,’ especially in relationship to ‘depression.’ We found Varga’s discussion of the relationship between affect and cognition in past discussions of melancholia and depression to be illuminating, especially given the emphasis on cognitive distortions in contemporary psycho-pathology. His explanation of the gradual evolution of the depression concept from melancholia sheds interesting light (...)
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    The Middle Way: Charles Taylor on Knowledge and the Self.Louis A. Sass - 1986 - Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 6 (1):49-54.
    Reviews the books, Philosophical papers, volume I: Human agency and language by Charles Taylor and Philosophical papers, volume II: Philosophy and the human sciences by Charles Taylor . Professor Taylor of McGill University is one of a number of thinkers who are attempting the difficult and important task of taking the social sciences "beyond objectivism and relativism." One of the foremost philosophers of his generation, Taylor has long devoted himself to study of the foundations of the social sciences, especially psychology (...)
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    Phenomenology and Behaviorism: A Mutual Readjustment.Marino Pérez-Álvarez & Louis A. Sass - 2008 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (3):199-210.
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    Lacan: The Mind of the Modernist.Louis A. Sass - 2015 - Continental Philosophy Review 48 (4):409-443.
    This paper offers an intellectual portrait of the French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, by considering his incorporation of perspectives associated with “modernism,” the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of the first half of the twentieth century. These perspectives are largely absent in other alternatives in psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. Emphasis is placed on Lacan’s affinities with phenomenology, a tradition he criticized and to which he is often seen as opposed. Two general issues are discussed. The first is Lacan’s unparalleled appreciation of the (...)
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    Phenomenology, Behaviorism, and the Nature of Mental Disorders: Voices From Spain.Marino Pérez-Álvarez & Louis A. Sass - 2008 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (3):195-198.
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    Brill Online Books and Journals.Sheree Dukes Conrad, Louis A. Sass, Ivana Guglietti-Kelly, Malcolm R. Westcott, Bernd Jager, David L. Smith & Amedeo Giorgi - 1990 - Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 21 (2).
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    Pathogenesis, Common Sense, and the Cultural Framework: A Commentary on Stanghellini.Louis Arnorsson Sass - 2001 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 8 (2):219-224.