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By Alison Dotson

Half memoir, half self-help for teenagers, Being Me with OCD tells the tale of the way obsessive-compulsive illness (OCD) dragged the writer to rock bottom—and how she came across wish, acquired support, and at last climbed again to a fuller, happier life.

In the U.S., approximately 1 in a hundred adults and 1 in 2 hundred young children have obsessive-compulsive sickness; the age of onset in additional than 50 percentage of grownup circumstances is ahead of age 15. utilizing anecdotes, self-reflection, visitor essays, and thorough study, Dotson explains what OCD is and the way readers with OCD can start to get well. The essays within the ebook by way of children with OCD offer extra views of OCD so all readers can see themselves mirrored within the e-book.

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MIT Press, 2000. 12 ╇ The quote comes from an interview conducted by Rolf Wiggershaus with Jürgen Habermas on 27 January 2003 at his home in Starnberg, as part of the preparation of Wiggershaus’ book, Jürgen Habermas, and is quoted on pages 111–112 therein. See also, Habermas, “Das Starnberger Debakel. Ein Rücktritt und eine persönliche Erklärung. Warum ich die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft verlasse”, Die Zeit, 8 May 1981. 13 In any event, after he announced his resignation in 1981 and, after a brief appointment at the University of California, Berkeley, he returned to Frankfurt to become professor of philosophy (with Honneth as his first Assistent).

MIT Press, 1994; R. Wiggershaus, Jürgen Habermas, Reinbek bei Hamburg, Rowohlt, 2005; H. Dubiel, Theory and Politics: Studies in the Development of Critical Theory, trans. B. , MIT Press, 1985; Z. Tar, The Frankfurt School: The Critical Theories of Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1977; H. , Weinheim, Juventa, 2001; and L. de/institut/geschichte. htm (last consulted on 12 February 2007). It should perhaps be added that my perspective here undoubtedly reflects my own ‘knowledge interests’ and my own experiences as a student of Habermas and Honneth (in 1987–88 and 1992–93), as a regular visitor to Frankfurt since then, a translator of their work, and a co-author with Honneth.

Interestingly, Dubiel became director of the Institute from 1989 to 1997, although not much really changed until 2001. 15 ╇ See especially the essays collected in Postmetaphysical Thinking (German, 1988) and Truth and Justification (German, 1999). situating honneth in frankfurt school tradition39 Moreover, despite their aspiration to provide a grounding of their critique in a self-reflective form of social science, Horkheimer and the others could not explain how they could presume to occupy a privileged standpoint from which to expose ideology.

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