Friday, July 2, 2010

21st Century: Query 25

In Looking Back While Thinking Ahead (Psychiatric Times), Greg Eghigian, Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program and Associate Professor of Modern History and Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State University, observes that
At its heart, madness has consistently been an existential matter, meaning that it prompts us to pose fundamental questions about who we are, what makes us human, what constitutes a good life, and the degree to which we are the authors of that life.
What is “madness”? And how should we define it, irrespective of modern diagnostic manuals, such as the myriad DSM editions?

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