Title: The Logics of DelusionAuthor: Remo BodeiSeries: Contemporary European Cultural StudiesImprint: The Davies Group, Publisherssoft cover148 pp.USD 18.00ISBN 978-1-888570915October 2006Professor Bodei examines paradoxical forms of delusion and representations of multiple personality disorders found in classical texts of the philosophical tradition, in psychoanalysis, in twentieth-century psychiatry, and in major works of European literature, in an attempt to shed light on the logics underlying the specific modalities of temporalization, conceptualization and argumentation ‘activated’ by delusion. He revisits the traditional opposition of delusion viewed as synonymous with irrationality (absurdity, groundlessness, error, chaos) and reason viewed instead in terms of evidence (demonstrability, truth and order) and by examining delusion both from a cognitive and an affective perspective he discovers clear anomalies in the categorization of its reasoning.ContentsIntroductionChapter 1 The Legacy of the PastChapter 2 Digressions of TruthChapter 3 Truth and HistoryChapter 4 Logic and Affects Afterword NotesBibliographyAuthorRemo Bodei is professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. He taught for many years at the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa and has lectured in many European and American universities. His books, which have been translated into several languages, include Hölderlin: la filosofía y lo trágico (1990); Ordo amoris (1991); Dekompositionen. For-men des modernen Individuums (1996); Géometrie des passions (1997); La forma de lo bello (1998); Destini personali (2002); Piramidi di tempo (2006); and We, the Divided. Ethos, Politics and Culture in Post-War Italy (2006).