N.20 - Thinkable and unthinkable in some Bion's concepts

Introduction, Thinkable and unthinkable in some Bion’s concepts

At the 20th International Conference on Psychoanalysis, held in Paris in 1957, Wilfred Bion presented his work On Arrogance.  Francesco Corrao, who was present, defined him as the new genius of psychoanalytic theory.  Later, during a series of seminars Bion gave in Rome he pointed out that Bion always felt the fundamental priority of psychoanalysis to be the exploration and reawakening of its potential for transformation, to reawaken the universe of meaning. Efforts have been made in this direction, in search of ways of thinking that have not yet found valid representation…echoing the thought of Wilfred Bion found in the Introduction to the third volume of his Trilogy:  Memory of the Future – The Dawn of Oblivion.

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