N.33 - A memoir of the future

Bion’s paper on arrogance. Reading his personal disaster

Abstract

Bion’s paper ‘On arrogance’, written in 1957, came at a cross-roads in his life.  Evidence from his various writings is used to demonstrate a change at this time in Bion’s attitudes to himself and to others.  In consequence, Bion’s paper could be read as an insightful exposition of what underlay his own contempt and arrogance.

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