The final book in the three-volume series, A Clinical Application of Bion’s Concepts is divided in four parts. Part I, through the aid of a transdisciplinary study between psycho-analysis, mathematics, and physics, proposes four expanded variations of Bion’s epistemological tool, The Grid. Part II is a study of the most elemental bearings of the psycho-analytic clinicfree associations and free floating attentionwhich evolves from the study of Dreams, under the contributions of Bion (presented in volume I), as well as from the study of the analytic function and the function of the analyst (presented in volume II). In Part III, Sandler shows how the pursuit of truth can be seen as one of the purposes of the psycho-analytic investigation in the clinic. Part IV presents Sandler’s proposals for expanding the observational power of existing Bion’s theories.
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About the Author
Paulo Cesar Sandler is a Training Analyst at the Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo and author of several books in Portuguese. He has also authored many papers and chapters in books, some of which have been published in British and French periodicals and books. He has translated most of Bion's books and papers to his native tongue and has organized several international meetings about the work of Bion. Dr. Sandler currently teaches in a post-graduate course at the University of São Paulo and at the Institute of Psycho-Analysis of the SBPSP. He has also worked in private psychoanalytic practice since 1974.
Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE, Rocco Antonio Pisani and Mario GiampàINTRODUCTION, Antonio SapienzaPART I: THE MULTI-DIMENSION GRIDCHAPTER ONE: Scientific research in psychoanalysis CHAPTER TWO: Verifying the truth value of verbal statements uttered in an analytic session with the help of the three-dimension grid CHAPTER THREE: A hexa-dimension grid?CHAPTER FOUR: A multi-dimension grid and a negative gridPART II: FREE ASSOCIATIONS AND FREE-FLOATING ATTENTIONCHAPTER FIVE: Freie Einfälle: the verbal irruption of the unknownCHAPTER SIX: Free-floating attention: the personal factorPART III: EPISTEMOLOGY AND TRUTHCHAPTER SEVEN: Psychoanalysis and epistemology: relatives, friends or strangers? Paranoid-schizoid features in the paths of psychoanalytic practice CHAPTER EIGHT: Truth CHAPTER NINE: Two habits of mind: naïve idealism and naïve realismPART IV: GROUPSCHAPTER TEN: A sixth basic assumption?REFERENCES INDEX