The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva


Spanning 24 centuries, this anthology collects over thirty choices of significant Western writing approximately depression and its similar stipulations by means of philosophers, medical professionals, spiritual and literary figures, and smooth psychologists. really interdisciplinary, it's the first such anthology. because it strains Western attitudes, it unearths a talk throughout centuries and continents because the authors interpret, reply, and construct on each one other's paintings. Editor Jennifer Radden offers an intensive, in-depth advent that attracts hyperlinks and parallels among the choices, and divulges the ambiguous dating among those ancient money owed of depression and contemporary psychiatric perspectives on melancholy. this significant new assortment can be superbly illustrated with depictions of depression from Western high quality art.

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