A Clinical Application of Bion's Concepts, Volume 2: by P. C. Sandler

By P. C. Sandler

During this magisterial paintings, Paulo Sandler maintains to tell apart himself as a top-rated student at the works of Bion. Already renowned for his encyclopedic zeal, this current publication keeps Sandler's tireless seek of Bion's contributions via this noteworthy scientific program 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, specially together with the philosophical and medical issues of view. From them Sandler selects Romanticism to discover futher: among the features of Romanticism is mind's eye, at top artistic, but in addition idealization and hyperbole.

Sandler additionally discusses Bion's manner of being "scientific", one remarkable point of that is his exact use of theories, which he distinguishes from types.

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This perverted love denies the concrete part of the breast to the extent that it is perforce always frustrating. In the person who tolerates frustration, the preconception of the breast finds a realisation (a real external breast) that never fulfils the preconception. Minus L deprives the breast of its reality. The difficulties of abstracting the non-concrete function of the breast are known since Bion and Winnicott. One remains blind to solace, warmth, and care. The forced splitting as described by Bion (1962, p.

Heir of Martin Luther’s protestant warning, Herder (as far as my own research, published elsewhere, has found) seemed to be the first to describe the Old Testament as a depository of humankind’s achievements rather than inserting it into a dogmatic straitjacket in order to convince people. This second or alternative tendency found fertile soil in Britain, with John Ruskin and then, in the 20th century, Frank Kermode, Adrian Stokes and many others. They managed words without propagandistic intentions—which are attentive to reality but display no respect for truth.

As in Minus L, this state does not allow a re-introjection that could stimulate growth because the re-introjection is felt as not necessary. If coupled with a greedy infant, it facilitates or paves the way to hallucinosis; because in this state one feels entitled to provide for all one’s needs oneself (Bion, 1965, pp. 132–3). Paranoid traits, often familial, either genetically conditioned or learned through nurture, are evident because the mother makes C L I N I CA L S O U R C E S 37 herself a more important person than her progeny.

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