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"Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse." -- Thomas Szasz
Thomas Stephen Szasz (pronounced Saas) (born April 15, 1920) is a psychiatrist and academic. Since 1990 he has been Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. He is a well-known social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, and of the social control aims of medicine in modern society, as well as of scientism. He is well known for his books, The Myth of Mental Illness (1960) and The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement (1970) which set out some of the arguments with which he is most associated.

His views on special treatment follow from classical liberal roots which are based on the principles that each person has the right to bodily and mental self-ownership and the right to be free from violence from others, although he criticized the "Free World" as well as the Communist states for its use of psychiatry and "drogophobia". He believes that suicide, the practice of medicine, use and sale of drugs and sexual relations should be private, contractual, and outside of state jurisdiction.

In 1973, the American Humanist Association named him Humanist of the Year.

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Total Books: 46
My Madness Saved Me The Madness and Marriage of Virginia Woolf
Faith in Freedom Libertarian Principles and Psychiatric Practices
Coercion as Cure A Critical History of Psychiatry
Psychiatry The Science of Lies
2008 - Psychiatry the Science of Lies (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780815609100
ISBN-10: 0815609108
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medical Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Medicalization of Everyday Life Selected Essays
2007 - The Medicalization of Everyday Life Selected Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780815608677
ISBN-10: 0815608675
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Words to the Wise A Medical-Philosophical Dictionary
Ceremonial Chemistry The Ritual Persecution of Drugs Addicts and Pushers
Liberation by Oppression A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry
Fatal Freedom
1999 - Fatal Freedom (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780275966461
ISBN-10: 0275966461
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Medicine, Medical Books

Psychiatric Slavery
1998 - Psychiatric Slavery (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780815605119
ISBN-10: 0815605110
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine, Medical Books

Cruel Compassion Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted
Insanity The Idea and Its Consequences
1997 - Insanity the Idea and Its Consequences (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780815604600
ISBN-10: 0815604602
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medical Books

A Lexicon of Lunacy Metaphoric Malady Moral Responsibility and Psychiatry
1993 - A Lexicon of Lunacy Metaphoric Malady Moral Responsibility and Psychiatry (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781560000655
ISBN-10: 1560000651

Our Right to Drugs The Case for a Free Market
The Untamed Tongue A Dissenting Dictionary
1990 - The Untamed Tongue a Dissenting Dictionary (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780812691030
ISBN-10: 0812691032
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Reference

Law Liberty and Psychiatry An Inquiry into the Social Uses of Mental Health Practices
The Myth of Psychotherapy Mental Healing As Religion Rhetoric and Repression
Sex Facts Frauds and Follies
1981 - Sex Facts Frauds and Follies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780631127376
ISBN-10: 0631127372

Ceremonial Chemistry Ritual Persecution of Drugs Addicts and Pushers
1975 - Ceremonial Chemistry Ritual Persecution of Drugs Addicts and Pushers (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780710081223
ISBN-10: 0710081227

Myth of Mental Illness
1974 - Myth of Mental Illness (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060803308
ISBN-10: 0060803304
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

Law Liberty and Psychiatry
1974 - Law Liberty and Psychiatry (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780710079220
ISBN-10: 0710079222