N.33 - A memoir of the future

Bion’s Journey Between Bodies to Minds

Abstract

Bion developed many theories in his life, moving from one to another across a number of causurae.  Beginning with a psychological ideas arising during his medical training as a Doctor, and the influence of the surgeon Wilfred Trotter.  Then later influenced by the social approach of John Rickman to the psychology of groups, and subsequently his psychoanalytic training with Melanie Klein, when he reviewed his psychosocial ideas in terms of psychoanalytic concepts.  And finally his concern with how psychoanalysts communicate their knowledge, ending up with a theory of intuition, which bears on Freud’s puzzle of unconscious-to-unconscious communication.

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