Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Passed PhD

I have recently had word that my PhD has passed. The news presented a feeling of relief and satisfaction. Relief that a long journey is now at an end, and satisfaction at the obstacles I have overcome to achieve my goal.

My PhD is in the discipline of Philosophy, and examined the topic of schizophrenia. This was an important choice for me to write on schizophrenia, as I suffer from schizophrenia myself. I feel my philosophical work on schizophrenia has been given greater insight by my personal experiences into the condition.

The thesis looked at theorists such as Sigmund Freud, Karl Jaspers, Gilles Deleuze and Luce Irigaray. It also used the thought of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger to interpret what in fact schizophrenia is.

I hope this achievement can give hope to others suffering from schizophrenia, that success in life is possible despite the impediments that schizophrenia presents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that your PhD got passed - congratulations! I would be more than thrilled to read your work. Have you been thinking about releasing it in internet?

-Jerry (greetings from Finland)