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A Clinical Application of Bion's Concepts, Volume 1: by P.C. Sandler

By P.C. Sandler

This paintings depicts medical purposes stemming from Dr Wilfred Ruprecht Bion's contributions to psychoanalysis. it can be used as a realistic spouse to "The Language of Bion: A Dictionary of innovations" additionally by way of percent. Sandler. either represent a ordinary association of Bion's ideas; "natural" being the assistance the chosen innovations could provide to any analyst who is aware and makes use of the observations underlying the ideas successfully in his or her daily scientific paintings. It additionally comprises expansions of Bion's techniques bobbing up out of medical observations, made attainable via these very contributions—a common sense invariant in technological know-how. Universes of hitherto unknown—but existing—facts are saw, and during commentary and alertness increasing universes are unlocked to cognizance (and for that reason awareness). a few chapters may help the reader comprehend Bion's unique thoughts and observe them in scientific perform. different chapters are extra specific and transcend what was once adumbrated or indicated by way of Bion, within the gentle of phenomena saw opposed to the history of Bion's contributions. those chapters additionally point out the intertwined nature of his contributions.

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It must be no coincidence that many people take pride in their work and in a job well done. Whether machining a piece of steel or playing the piano, one is able to experience this. “To make a dream true” is a familiar experience; conversely, “to dream is to make truth true” also is, but it took many centuries to realise this and to put it into useful practice. I stated above that Freud lent one of four practical uses; the other three being medical rescue after Harvey, Darwin’s illumination of the origin of species, and the achievements of physics on a doubletrack path, Einstein’s relativity and Planck’s quantum mechanics.

Conversely, other readers tolerate this contact with a scholar who researches in the tradition set by the rebirth of science in the movements of the Renaissance-Enlightenment period. Freud SANDLER-Book 45 7/6/09 4:29:38 PM 46 A C L I N I CA L A P P L I CAT I O N O F B I O N ’ S C O N C E P T S develops and writes his empirical observations in a way that can be observed in the botanical works of Goethe, the anthropological studies of Darwin, the economics studies of Adam Smith, the medical studies of Harvey, Virchow (who was Freud’s teacher), Charcot, and many more, and the works of post-Newtonian physicists such as Planck, Einstein and Schrödinger—to quote a few investigators from his own and earlier times.

Twenty-four years ago I concluded a complete reading of it; since then, I have returned to consult the work, focusing mostly on its seventh chapter. Eight years ago I had an opportunity—because of the 100th anniversary of its writing—to re-read the whole work. It seemed to me that this reading of “The Interpretation of Dreams” was just like seeing an old friend again, the kind of friend who helps us in our difficult moments, the kind we can count on. Notes 1. Truth is encircled by prohibition and distrust when it comes to discussion, and—much like other issues such as money and sex—pervaded by hypocrisy.

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