By P. C. Sandler

ISBN-10: 1780490089

ISBN-13: 9781780490083

During this magisterial paintings, Paulo Sandler maintains to differentiate himself as a premier student at the works of Bion. Already popular for his encyclopedic zeal, this current publication maintains Sandler's tireless seek of Bion's contributions via this noteworthy medical software of Bion's ideas.

A significant function of Sandler's method of learning Bion has been to contextualize the heritage of Bion's assumptions. In so doing, he investigates cultural and old antecedents, specifically together with the philosophical and medical issues of view. From them Sandler selects Romanticism to discover futher: one of many features of Romanticism is mind's eye, at most sensible inventive, but additionally idealization and hyperbole.

Sandler additionally discusses Bion's method of being "scientific", one awesome point of that's his designated use of theories, which he distinguishes from types.

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One of her sons, a kind of negatively “chosen son”, was the one to whom she would cry and lament, on whom she relied for support, and whom she would ask to bring Dad back home. The son grew up feeling that he was responsible for his mother’s well-being and for the health of the marriage in a twisted Oedipal sense. The well-behaved baby There is a Brazilian saying: “babies who do not cry do not suck the breast”. While Minus Love seems to be primarily moved by greed, Minus Hate would be primarily moved by envy.

The ultimate misunderstanding: a temporary destruction of truth −K is not lack of knowledge. It has a meaning which “is abstracted, leaving a denuded representation” (Bion, 1962, p. 75). It is knowledge at the service of pleasure. Its aftermath is a temporary destruction of truth. Or better, a destruction of the apprehension of truth, both in the individual and, a fortiori, in the group. −K is the medium of a characteristic group of unlawful lawyers, advocates and propagandists. It is destined to convince people of all things that are not.

Perhaps this is another inseparable pair, separated by our limited ability to make successful verbal formulations to deal with the ultimate reality of emotions and feelings. Once envy is installed, the two function as a feedback system, in a cancerous growth which functions in tandem (Klein, 1957). There is some clinical evidence (which I shall display elsewhere), at least in some patients, that greed may profitably be seen as a kind of preconception of envy. After Klein and Bion the analyst was able to see that when greed meets a realisation—a good breast—it may turn into envy.

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