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



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).


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

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

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

Not God–The Story of a Schizophrenic” by Trisha Ready

as a Semantical Signpost” by Jonathan Blumen

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

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

Institution of Rot” by Michel de Certeau

Space” by Alphonso Lingis

Doctors” by Annalee Newitz

in a Cyberspace Age” by Sheila Kunkle

and Freud page

review of Schreber’s Memoirs of My Nervous Illness


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

Dangerous Proximities: Telepathy, Psychosis, and the Real Event” by Pamela

from Vincent Crapanzano’s paper on Schreber

Skeptic’s Dictionary compares Schreber to Gurdjieff

of Tony Elias’ paper on Schreber and Deleuze

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

and the Subject of Law” by Ellie Ragland

Shaft” by Laurence A. Rickels

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

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

and the Hoarse Men of the Apocalypse” by Fehta Murghana

– Questions And Answers National Institute of Mental Health

Freud page

Recommended Readings

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

by Daniel Paul Schreber

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Case Histories

by Sigmund Freud, Philip Rieff (Editor)

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Defense of Schreber : Soul Murder and Psychiatry

by Zvi Lothane

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

by Eric L. Santner

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

by Louis A. Sass

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

by Louis A. Sass

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

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

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on Schreber : Psychoanalytic Theory and the Oritical Act

by C.B. Chabot

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

by David Allison

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: Father and Son

by Han Israels

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

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

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God Talks Back: Madness or Mysticism?

by Tasha E. Mansfield

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and Madmen : Psychiatry Opens Its Doors to Spirituality

by Russell Shorto

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Mystic Phenomena and What They Mean

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

Our Price: $25.00

Ecstatic Journey : The Transforming Power of Mystical Experience

by Sophy Burnham

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and Experience

by Russell H. Hvolbek

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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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Kundalini Experience : Psychosis or Transcendence

by Lee Sanella, Lee Sannella

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: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

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

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Thousand Plateaus : Capitalism and Schizophrenia

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

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

by David, M.A. McMillin

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Lost Years: A Personal Exploration of Schizophrenia

by Christina Alexandra, John Paul Brady

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With Schizophrenia (Psychological Disorders Series, Bk 2)

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

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: A Memoir of Faith, Art & Madness

by Robin Hemley

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Plea : Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut

by Lawrence R. Broer

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: The Voices of Paranoia

by Ronald K. Siegel

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

by Michel Faucault

to Say It

by Marie Cardinal

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