Рональд Лэйнг: Между философией и психиатрией

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Ольга Власова

Olga Vlasova. Ronald Laing: Between philosophy and psychiatry

Moscow, Gaidar Institute Press, 2012. – 464 p.

Ronald David Laing (1927–1989) – one of the most famous figures of the era of the 1960s. and the most popular psychiatrist of the century after Z. Freud and C. G. Jung. His view of the nature of insanity and his revolutionary activities have forever changed the face of psychiatry, his books, published in millions of copies and translated into more than twenty languages, read like novels and manifestos, and his vivid personality still causes controversy among biographers and critics. The first Russian-language biography of Laing, based on original sources, recreates the outline of his life and work, the main ideas of his works and projects, presenting his figure in the unity of many images – a psychiatrist and antipsychiatrist, a philosopher and social critic, a guru and a revolutionary.