By Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo

Wild options trying to find a philosopher: A medical software of W. E. Bion’s Theories makes use of a number of of Bion’s contributions to psychoanalytic concept that allows you to assessment, from a medical standpoint, “classical” psychoanalytic thoughts comparable to narcissism, transference and countertransference, interpretation, the fake self, and the subconscious in its relation to cognizance.

In combining Bion’s concept with useful purposes and medical observations, Lopez-Corvo has not just created an enticing and penetrating research of Bion’s theories that gives an excellent creation to the realm of Bion; he has additionally put Bion’s theories into theoretical and analytical context and illuminated the myriad ways that the theories of W. E. Bion can be utilized inside of psychoanalytic perform.

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A few months later the analysis took a different twist, as he started to feel that the conflict was more between different inner parts of him rather than a difficulty with others; that is, he was finally able to grasp that he was trapped more within an internal affair rather than within a transference matter. Another case In most cases the “complying false self” acts as the manifest part, while the “negativistic false self” remains hidden and distant, acting as a possible internal saboteur of the analytic process.

We should be aware of the distinction between “talking about something” and the “something” itself . . [1975, p. 303] In other words, one thing is the noumenon or the “thing-in-itself”— to use a Kantian approach—and another is psychoanalysis as an instrument acting upon the phenomenon in order to reveal the true nature of the noumenon. Freud never made any attempt to defend psychoanalysis as an exact science. On the contrary, as we shall see, he was more interested in the opposite. Through most of his writings he feared the preciseness of the medical profession and chose instead the vagueness of psychology, sociology, and even the clergy.

Joseph is a rather difficult patient who is always late or missing sessions and regularly resorts to delinquent acting out behaviour. During the sessions there is a regular and repetitious pattern: he is always apologizing for being late and complaining about all the “bad” things he feels he has acted out, and the “good” things he has not performed. I have the impression that he responds, in the transference, to an internal castrating object projected into the analyst that forces him to continuously show an already punished child, L-C correx 9/4/06 6:42 PM Page 37 THE FORGOTTEN SELF 111 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 211 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 37 who has failed in his attempt to stand up to the demands expected from such a castrating object.

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