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Author Kaye, Bradley.
Title Critical Madness Theory : a Way of Interpreting Irrational Behavior as Political Action.
Imprint Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.

Author Kaye, Bradley.
Subject Irrationalism (Philosophy)
Political participation.
Social psychology.
Description 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents CRITICAL MADNESS THEORY: A Way of Interpreting Irrational Behavior as Political Action; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3a; Chapter 3b; Chapter 4; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index.
Summary In philosophical and economic traditions it is common place to discuss agency as rational and self-interested. This book examines how therapeutic practices in bi-polar support groups actually contradict this baseline presupposition. Can irrational people whose behavior does not correspond to their own personal interests be viewed as political agents, and this book argues yes. How does the madness inherent in mental illness factor into political organizing in radical groups like anarchists, and how can a new existential-phenomenological philosophy, which Dr. Kaye creates, help us to better unde.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773418141 (electronic bk.)
0773418148 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 830162987
Additional Format Print version: Kaye, Bradley. Critical Madness Theory : A Way of Interpreting Irrational Behavior as Political Action. Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012 9780773440494

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