An Ethics of Sanity


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By Sid Prise

ISBN: 9781849911733
Published: 2010
Pages: 142
Key Themes: schizophrenia, empowerment, civilisation, society


This work analyzes the insanity of world civilisation, pointing out how delusions such as racism, sexism, homophobia, regionalism, ableism, speciesism, and the slavery to the beauty standard all stem from a schizophrenic dissociation of the individual from others and from the self. The madness of sane society is paralleled by the authors own diagnosable madness, which he uses to illustrate the dynamics of the dissociation, and then suggests possible treatments for societys illness. Part analysis, part history, part personal narrative, An Ethics of Sanity offers insight from the madness of one individual, driven mad by a mad society.

About the Author

Sid Prise is a writer and activist born in 1972 in Chicago. Sid was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Schizophrenia in 1997, following a prolonged mental and emotional crisis culminating in hearing voices, which he deals with to this day. He has been writing seriously since 1994, and published his first novel, True Faith, in 2003. More of his writings are published online at He resides with his partner, Kathy, and their friends in a collective house in Chicago.


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