Szasz

Famous quotes containing the word szasz:

    Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse.
    —Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)

    No further evidence is needed to show that “mental illness” is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
    —Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)

    Institutional psychiatry is a continuation of the Inquisition. All that has really changed is the vocabulary and the social style. The vocabulary conforms to the intellectual expectations of our age: it is a pseudo-medical jargon that parodies the concepts of science. The social style conforms to the political expectations of our age: it is a pseudo-liberal social movement that parodies the ideals of freedom and rationality.
    —Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)