2018-02Thematic Section
The Gift of Insanity. The Rise and Fall of Cultures from a Psychiatric Perspective

Abstract: This paper argues in favor of two related theses. First, due to a fundamental, biologically grounded world-openness, human culture is a biological imperative. As both biology and culture evolve historically, cultures rise and fall and the diversity of the human species develops. Second, in this historical process of rise and fall, abnormality plays a crucial role….