The Second Sin

The Second Sin None

  • Title: The Second Sin
  • Author: Thomas Szasz
  • ISBN: 9780710077585
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
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      Published :2018-06-18T03:34:58+00:00

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    1. I expected this book to provide some insights into the origin of some of the psychopathologies that result in an abnormal human behavior. Instead, the book contained mere unsubstantiated claims that resemble haikus: ‘We pay too much attention to learning how to acquire habits, and too little to how to break them.’ (p. 66) ‘Intolerant people reject those who are unlike themselves; tolerant persons accept them-provided they become like themselves.’ (p. 75) ‘The stupid neither forgive nor [...]

    2. I love this book. This is a little book of maximums and quotes by Dr. Szasz. If you don't know Dr. Szasz, he is a psychiatrist who hates psychiatry. More correctly, but he objects to the medical model that underpins psychiatry. He believes that this error in it's basic assumptions has lead to bad consequences and blind alleys. His most famous book is called 'The Myth of Mental Illness.'This concern with using a 'wrong model' has lead Dr. Szasz to look at language, and in this book of maximums ar [...]

    3. What a surprisingly interesting little book. This was left on the "free cart" at my library and I was enticed by the strange cover that is sadly not available on . Normally, I don't find myself relating much to books written by men in the seventies about their ideas on marriage, sex, and social topics. However, this book called for the pen. I found myself nodding in agreement and underlining sentences left and right. Someone should probably incorporate this into a college class or something. The [...]

    4. Interesting outlook on everyday ideologies that effect us psychologically. Logical and thought provoking

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