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Born of harsh climates six million years ago, The Human Spirit arose with the destiny to transform the laws of the jungle into the laws of justice.
Although schizophrenia is known as a thought disorder, I became convinced that, similar to all other mental illnesses (excluding “organic” conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease), it too represents the breakdown into pathological hyperactivity of an emotion. But what emotion? I finally came to the conclusion that the most striking feature of schizophrenia is the intensity with which these patients believe in the reality of their delusions and hallucinations.

Although schizophrenia is known as a thought disorder, I became convinced that, similar to all other mental illnesses (excluding “organic” conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease), it too represents the breakdown into pathological hyperactivity of an emotion. But what emotion? I finally came to the conclusion that the most striking feature of schizophrenia is the intensity with which these patients believe in the reality of their delusions and hallucinations.

Old Mind, New Mind: Emotional Fossils and the Evolution of the Human Spirit.

Old Mind, New Mind: Emotional Fossils and the Evolution of the Human Spirit.

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Andrew Solomon: “Breathtakingly original. . . . A great endeavor of the intellect”

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Neanderthals Might Have Evolved a Taste for Jewelry On Their Own

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What Does Progressivism mean in the 21st Century?

What Does Progressivism mean in the 21st Century?

Andrew Solomon: “Breathtakingly original. . . . A great endeavor of the intellect”

Andrew Solomon: “Breathtakingly original. . . . A great endeavor of the intellect”

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