Louis Sass

Louis A. Sass, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor (and former Chairperson) in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, where he also teaches in Comparative Literature and is an affiliate of the Center for Cognitive Science. He is the author of Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought (recently published in Turkish and Italian translations) and of The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizoprenic Mind (recently published in French translation) and of numerous articles on schizophrenia, phenomenological psychopathology, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, modernism/postmodernism, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger. He has had fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton New Jersey, and the Fulbright Foundation. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Chicago, Oviedo (Spain), Michoacan (Mexico), an institute of the École Normale Supérieure and CNRS (Paris), and in the philosophy faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá). In 2010 Sass received the Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation (of the American Psychological Association) for "the most scholarly contribution to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge."


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