Ronald David Laing


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Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989) was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the experience of psychosis. Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or ... more »

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  • The brotherhood of man is evoked by particular men according to their circumstances. But it seldom extends to all men. In the name of our freedom and our brotherhood we are prepared to blow up the oth...
    R.D. (Ronald Davi) Laing (1927-1989), British psychiatrist. The Politics of Experience, ch. 4 (1967).
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  • David Gosnell (6/10/2012 10:12:00 PM)

    R.D.Laing has written some lovely poetry. Books include 'Sonnets', 'Knots', 'Do You Love Me'.

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