Schizophrenia and Common Sense: Explaining the Relation Between Madness and Social Values

Jorge Gonçalves, Inês Hipolito, João Pereira

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This book explores the relationship between schizophrenia and common sense. It approaches this theme from a multidisciplinary perspective. Coverage features contributions from phenomenology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, psychology, and social cognition.

The contributors address the following questions: How relevant is the loss of common sense in schizophrenia? How can the study of schizophrenia contribute to the study of common sense? How to understand and explain this loss of common sense?

They also consider: What is the relationship of practical reasoning and logical formal reasoning with schizophrenia? What is the relationship between the person with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and social values?

Chapters examine such issues as rationality, emotions, self, and delusion. In addition, one looks at brain structure and neurotransmission. Others explore phenomenological and Wittgensteinian theories.
The book features papers from the Schizophrenia and Common Sense International Workshop, held at New University of Lisbon, November 2015. It offers new insights into this topic and will appeal to researchers, students, as well as interested general readers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages254
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-73993-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-73992-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Brain and Mind
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)1573-4536


  • Neurophenomenology Schizophrenia Schizophrenia Wittgenstein Western philosophy Schizophrenia Schizophrenia common sense Schizophrenia paradigm of modernity Schizophrenia nosologic entity Schizophrenia Kant Schizophrenia Phenomenology Schizophrenia Cognitive Neuroscience Schizophrenia Philosophy of Mind Schizophrenia Psychology Social Schizophrenia Social Cognition Schizophrenia social value
  • Cognitive Science and Epistemology
  • Emotions and sociological theories


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