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Mesure et démesure de l’altérité Volume 82, issue 7, Septembre 2006

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Université de Haute-Bretagne, Rennes 2, Laboratoire interdisciplinaire de recherches sur le langage (LIRL), Département Sociologie Langage et Communication, Université de Haute-Bretagne, 4, avenue Gros Malhon, 35000 Rennes

Moderation and excess of otherness: a clinical case of schizophrenia.Louis is a schizophrenic patient. He has been staying in a psychiatric institution for several years. Louis suffers from an excess of autonomy. He claims to have total power but this capacity remains virtual and is not actually exerted… This excess of autonomy pushes him into breaking any kind of relation when it becomes too close by way of scenarios he has conceived for this purpose, whilst at the same time stressing other people’s incompetence.