By Paulo Cesar Sandler
Within the final years of his lifestyles Bion collected strange manuscripts handwritten in his tidy lettering that assumed the shape of a trilogy. Finely typed and edited by means of his committed spouse, they have been named "A Memoir of the Future". a number of the topics of this publication have been already glaring in Transformations and Attention and Interpretation. those previous books offer some of the theories whose sensible counterpart ultimately came upon a sort within the trilogy: as Bion himself famous, "the standards for a psychoanalytic paper are that it may stimulate within the reader the emotional adventure that the author intends, that its strength to stimulate might be sturdy, and that the emotional event therefore encouraged will be a correct illustration of the psychoanalytic adventure that influenced the author in first place." was once Bion real to his observe? it really is maybe left to the reader to reply to this question. those books are an try to point out the view that Bion’s try out was once to give the burning flame itself – instead of providing static images of the hearth.
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This was to prove an important influence on Bion’s interest in, and nascent theories about, group behaviour. It was first published in 1916, when the horrors of the First World War had already exposed the crass stupidity of leaders of nations and armies alike. [F. Bion, 1995] One may be reminded that Wilfred Trotter, like Le Bon and McDougall, furnished the sociological basis to Freud’s “Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego” (1921). Francesca Bion shares her husband’s ideas about the next steps: “After obtaining his medical qualification Bion spent seven years in psychotherapeutic training at the Tavistock Clinic, an experience he regarded, in retrospect, as having been of very doubtful benefit” (F.
It obeys a quasi-taxonomic form in profiting from social and psychoanalytic concepts and conceptions developed firstly by historians of ideas and secondly by Freud and Klein, the main sources of Bion’s contributions to psychoanalysis. This method of sharing information, a fundamental scientific tool, has proved to be successful in gaining a fair acceptance by the Portuguesespeaking audience. In some cases it has been used as an invitation to read the Trilogy itself. It first appeared in the form of an introductory booklet to A Memoir of the Future published in the Portuguese language in 1988.
Either friendly or warring groups were formed by the selfstyled (and soon described as such by others) “disciples” or “followers”: “Freudians”, “Kleinians”, etc. Eulogy by idolaters and its opposite, criticism by iconoclasts—done through the spreading of biased information and pure disinformation—enjoyed a proportional increment ad infinitum. Both eulogy and criticism constitute a safe path to distortion and debasement. At any rate, they are alien to the scientific realm and closer to politics and propaganda.
An Introduction to W.R. Bion's 'A Memoir of the Future': Authoritative, Not Authoritarian, Psychoanalysis by Paulo Cesar Sandler