It is made clear how psychosis differs from psychopathy.
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way, way better. this is a dialogue, meant to be heard, not read
the quick back and forth.
the realistic character of their exchange.
yes, it was short, but not too short. and a lot of content.
unique and very, very witty.
"brutally accurate, wish it were longer"
when he's talking about the neurotic guy
she's always good, he's always sharp
new ways in the study of psychopathology
I love this series!
"Thought-provoking distinctions to mull over!"
It is up there near the top, particularly in the non-fiction category.
The back-and-forth quality of the dialogue was surprisingly dynamic. I had expected the quality of the exchange to be slightly humdrum, given the topic. The surprise really arose organically as the discussion took on greater levels of analysis.
Norma really gathered steam near the end of the performance, although J.M. added a flourish with an ending a bit like the "Burns and Allen Show." I would probably lean slightly toward Norma due to the strong ending.
The most fascinating move was to delve into the institutional context rather than simply trying to define psychopathy in some abstract way given a particular axiology (ethical, normative value system). When psychopathy was considered contextually and then societally, it really made me wonder about how a trait like lack of compassion can appear to be so ethically healthy or even obligatory.
Psychosis was broached at the outset and distinguished from psychopathy. It would be interesting to hear more of an explanation about why psychosis isn't more prevalent in American society and why, for instance, it's virtually absent in other cultures.
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