Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Paranoia and Contentment: A Personal Essay on Western Thought” as Want to Read:
Paranoia and Contentment: A Personal Essay on Western Thought
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Paranoia and Contentment: A Personal Essay on Western Thought

by
4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A hybrid in both content and style, "Paranoia and Contentment" is a bold and original investigation into Western intellectual history. John Hampsey approaches paranoia not as a clinical term for an irrational sense of persecution but from a uniquely positive perspective, as a cultural truth a way of understanding the history of human thought and perhaps the best way to ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 12th 2005 by University of Virginia Press (first published November 1st 2004)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Paranoia and Contentment, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Paranoia and Contentment

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-25)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mark Noce
Nov 02, 2009 Mark Noce rated it really liked it
Written by a college professor of mine, a truly great book. It transcends genres and provides a thoroughly good reads for those who are interested, quite simply in...everything:)
William
William rated it really liked it
Apr 21, 2009
David
David rated it liked it
Apr 09, 2008
Samson Blackwell
Sep 12, 2008 Samson Blackwell rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
A great mixed-genre presentation; really represents how Hampsey is in person.
Shannon
Shannon rated it it was amazing
Jun 11, 2010
Ben Simon
Ben Simon rated it liked it
Mar 22, 2012
Sam Coulson
Sam Coulson rated it it was amazing
Nov 29, 2008
Mariana
Mariana rated it it was amazing
Mar 06, 2008
Cerena
Cerena rated it really liked it
Dec 24, 2007
Colettemariehayes
Colettemariehayes rated it really liked it
Dec 23, 2007
Amanda Leduc
Amanda Leduc marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2011
Kelsey Mcfadyen
Kelsey Mcfadyen marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2012
Dani
Dani is currently reading it
Feb 06, 2013
Grant
Grant marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2013
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2013
Remy
Remy is currently reading it
Dec 22, 2013
Jillian Harris
Jillian Harris marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Joe Totterdell
Joe Totterdell marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2016
Melanie Ingram
Melanie Ingram marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2016
Aj Strosahl
Aj Strosahl marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2016
Tommy
Tommy marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
1065898
John C. Hampsey is professor of Romantic and Classical Literature at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he has won the University Distinguished Teaching Award. Previously, he taught at Boston University and MIT. He received his BA from Holy Cross College and his PhD from Boston College.

Professor Hampsey's memoir Kaufman's Hill (Bancroft Press, hardcover, January 2015) is set in Pittsburgh between 19
...more
More about John C. Hampsey...

Share This Book