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Lived Time: Phenomenological and Psychopathological Studies
by Eugène Minkowski
translated by Nancy Metzel
foreword by Dan Zahavi
Northwestern University Press
Paper: 978-0-8101-4059-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-4060-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-4061-5

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Eugène Minkowski’s Lived Time articulates a phenomenology of time that is as inspired by the philosophical writings of Henri Bergson and Edmund Husserl as it is by the psychiatric descriptions of Eugen Bleuler. After providing a phenomenological description of the experience of time in normal life, Minkowski considers a number of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, manic depression, and dementia, and he attempts to show that these pathological cases can be characterized in terms of a distortion of lived time and space.

First published in French in 1933 as Le temps vécu, this edition of this classic work of phenomenological psychiatry and psychopathology includes a new foreword by Dan Zahavi that presents some of Minkowski’s main ideas and discusses his contemporary relevance.

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