The Mind of Modernity Blog features an exposition on Greenfeld’s forthcoming book, Mind, Madness and Modernity: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience

The Mind of Modernity blog is featuring a six part exposition of IASS Director Liah Greenfeld’s forthcoming book, Mind, Madness, and Modernity: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience, in which she presents a new framework for understanding mental illness. Over the next two weeks, Mind of Modernity will feature posts outlining the major elements of the argument, and summarizing logical, empirical, and historical evidence to support the claims of the book.  The introduction to this exposition has already been posted and the rest will be available according to the following schedule:

9/14  – Doing Away with Dualism: A Solution to the Mind/Body Problem

9/16 – A Symbolic Reality: The Emergence of Culture and the Mind

9/19 – Madness: A Modern Phenomenon

9/23 – Schizophrenia and Manic-Depressive Illness: What do we Know?

9/27 – Diseases of the Will: Schizophrenia and MDI as One Illness