Daniel Paul Schreber

July 19, 2009

The Psychotic Dr. Schreber Page: The Life of Daniel Paul Schreber, Mystic and Madman.

The Psychotic Dr. Schreber



 

 

“I cannot of course count upon being
fully understood because these things are dealt with which cannot be expressed
in human language; they exceed human understanding. Nor can I maintain
that everything is irrefutably certain even for me: much remains only presumption
and probability. After all I too am only a human being and therefore limited
by the confines of human understanding; but one thing I am certain of,
namely that I have come infinitely closer to the truth than human beings
who have not received divine revelation.”


–Daniel Paul Schreber, Memoirs
of My Nervous Illness

 
http://mythosandlogos.com/Schreber.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Paul_Schreber

Daniel Paul Schreber (25 July 1842 – 14 April 1911) was a German judge who suffered from what was then diagnosed as dementia praecox. He described his second mental illness (1893-1902), making also a brief reference to the first illness (1884-1885) in his book Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (original German title Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken)[1]. The Memoirs became one of the most influential books in the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis thanks to its interpretation by Sigmund Freud.[2] There is no personal account of his third illness (1907-1911), but some details about it can be found in the Hospital Chart (in Appendix to Lothane’s book). During his second illness he was treated by Prof. Paul Flechsig (Leipzig University Clinic), Dr. Pierson (Lindenhof), and Dr. Guido Weber (Royal Public Asylum, Sonnenstein).

Links

“The
Psychotic Dr. Schreber: A Critique of Freud’s Theory of Paranoia” by Brent
Dean Robbins

“Madness
and Liberation: Journey to Cader Idris” by Brent Dean Robbins


“Reading
the Memoirs: Schreber and “False” Representation” by Janet Lucas


“You’re
Not God–The Story of a Schizophrenic” by Trisha Ready


“God
as a Semantical Signpost” by Jonathan Blumen


“On
the Case of Dr. Schreber” by Earl Jackson, Jr.


“The
Other as Muse:  On the Ontology and Aesthetics of Narcissism” by Allen
S. Weiss


“The
Institution of Rot” by Michel de Certeau

“Fantasy
Space” by Alphonso Lingis


“Mad
Doctors” by Annalee Newitz


“Psychosis
in a Cyberspace Age” by Sheila Kunkle


Schreber
and Freud page


Another
review of Schreber’s Memoirs of My Nervous Illness


Schreber
bibliography


“A
review of James Hillman’s Eranos lecture On Paranoia” by Christine
Nordstrand

“Ferenczi’s
Dangerous Proximities: Telepathy, Psychosis, and the Real Event” by Pamela
Thurschwell


Excerpt
from Vincent Crapanzano’s paper on Schreber


The
Skeptic’s Dictionary compares Schreber to Gurdjieff


Abstract
of Tony Elias’ paper on Schreber and Deleuze


Review
of John Farrell’s
Freud’s Paranoid Quest: Psychoanalysis and Modern
Suspicion


“Lacan
and the Subject of Law” by Ellie Ragland


“The
Shaft” by Laurence A. Rickels


Phil
and Matt talk about Schreber at “Hey! What’s the big idea?”

“Feminist
Philosophy and Some Humanists Attitudes Toward the Teaching of Writing”
by David Bleich


“Modernism
and the Hoarse Men of the Apocalypse” by Fehta Murghana


Schizophrenia
– Questions And Answers National Institute of Mental Health


Sigmund
Freud page

Recommended Readings

Memoirs
of My Nervous Illness (New York Review of Books Classics)


by Daniel Paul Schreber

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Three
Case Histories


by Sigmund Freud, Philip Rieff (Editor)

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In
Defense of Schreber : Soul Murder and Psychiatry


by Zvi Lothane

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My
Own Private Germany : Daniel Paul Schreber’s Secret History of Modernity


by Eric L. Santner

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The
Paradoxes of Delusion : Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind


by Louis A. Sass

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Madness
and Modernism : Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought


by Louis A. Sass

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The
Psychoses 1955-1956 (Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Bk 3)


by Jacques Lacan, Jacques-Alain Miller (Editor),
Russell Grigg (Translator)

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Freud
on Schreber : Psychoanalytic Theory and the Oritical Act


by C.B. Chabot

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Psychosis
and Sexual Identity : Toward a Post Analytic View of the Schreber Case


by David Allison

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Schreber
: Father and Son


by Han Israels

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Autobiography
of a Schizophrenic Girl : The True Story of ‘Renee’


by Marguerite Sechehaye (Contributor), Grace
Rubin-Rabson (Translator), Frank Conroy


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When
God Talks Back: Madness or Mysticism?


by Tasha E. Mansfield

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Saints
and Madmen : Psychiatry Opens Its Doors to Spirituality

by Russell Shorto

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Apparitions:
Mystic Phenomena and What They Mean


by Kevin Orlin Johnson, Ph.D. Kevin Orlin Johnson

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The
Ecstatic Journey : The Transforming Power of Mystical Experience


by Sophy Burnham

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Mysticism
and Experience


by Russell H. Hvolbek

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Beyond
Reason : Art and Psychosis Works Form the Prinzhorn Collection


by Laurent Busine, Inge Jadi, Bettina Brand-Claussen,
carolin Douglas, Caroline Douglas


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The
Kundalini Experience : Psychosis or Transcendence

by Lee Sanella, Lee Sannella

Our Price: $12.95

Anti-Oedipus
: Capitalism and Schizophrenia


by Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Helen R.
Lane (Translator), Robert Hurley (Translator)


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A
Thousand Plateaus : Capitalism and Schizophrenia


by Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari (Contributor),
Brian Massumi (Translator)


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Case
Studies in Schizophrenia : Based on the Readings of Edgar Cayce (Edgar
Cayce Health Series)

by David, M.A. McMillin

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Five
Lost Years: A Personal Exploration of Schizophrenia


by Christina Alexandra, John Paul Brady

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Living
With Schizophrenia (Psychological Disorders Series, Bk 2)


by Stuart Emmons (Editor), Craig Geiser, Martin
Harrow, Kalman J. Kaplan


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Nola
: A Memoir of Faith, Art & Madness


by Robin Hemley

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Sanity
Plea : Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut


by Lawrence R. Broer

Our Price: $19.95

Whispers
: The Voices of Paranoia

by Ronald K. Siegel

Madness
and Civilization : A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason


by Michel Faucault

Words
to Say It


by Marie Cardinal