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date: 26 June 2019

R. D. Laing 1927–89
Scottish psychiatrist 

  1. The divided self.
    title of book (1960) on schizophrenia
  2. Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
    The Divided Self (1960)
  3. The experience and behaviour that gets labelled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
    Politics of Experience (1967) ch. 5
  4. Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through.
    The Politics of Experience (1967) ch. 6
  5. True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
    Self and Others (1961)