Oblivion. The value of the negative in psychotherapy between C.G. Jung and W. R. Bion


The article attempts to trace a possible path through the writings of two great psychotherapists: C. G. Jung and W. R. Bion, starting from the value given by both to the term “oblivion” in therapeutic practice. The initial assumption refers to the thought of L. Wittgenstein and states that one cannot ignore an ethical consideration in examining their ideas. Starting from this starting point, some themes of current psychotherapy are taken into consideration in order to connect them to the Bionian idea of “evolution of the session” and to the Jungian one, taken from alchemical writings, of “true imaginatio”.

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