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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Figurative uses of 'phren' and Grice's aspects of reasoning


"Schizophrenie" was coined by E. Bleuer in 1910, as published in the Psychiatrisch-Neurol. Wochenschr. XII. 171).

He thought it was a clever formation, from the Greek 'phren', literally 'midriff', but figuratively 'mind', and 'schizo-', comb. form, with the -ia suffix.

In psychology, it is defined as a mental disorder occurring in various forms, all characterised by a breakdown in the relation between

a. thoughts
b. feelings, and
c. actions,

usually with a withdrawal from social activity and the occurrence of delusions and hallucinations.

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