Ruse vs Szasz is based on this book, you find it in the last paragraphRuse criticized Szasz's arguments on several grounds, maintaining that while the concepts of disease and
illness were originally applied only to the physiological realm, they can properly be extended to the mind,
and there is no logical absurdity involved in doing so.
This is a false belief because the mind is not a biological machine like our body that can be properly
diagnosed and repaired. Mind and body stand in strong interaction. The mind is not an individual closed off
space but needs to be seen as an extension of society. It is formed via interior and exterior influences. This
process is never finished and always ongoing. That is why modern psychology is unable to properly treat
these individuals. They believe the mind is a closed off space that has certain processes that need to come
to an end.
Schizophrenia is a higher level of consciousness that connects these realms and thus confuses the
individual to the brink of self-abandonment. A schizophrenic doesn't see what does not exist but what is
already there. The human creature can not be seen as a complete individual who is disconnected from other
humans. If that was truly the case then humans could never form groups, yet alone create nation states.
Rather he needs to be seen as a mixture of individualism and collectivism. The later is not visible to us.
This would explain the concept of free will aswell. Choices are influenced both by the individual system and by the
collectivist system. Since the latter is not visible to us we believe we have free will. I believe the subconscious is the
collectivist system. Both individualism and collectivism have worked as political systems in the past and now.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Myth_ ... al_Illness