Non desidero suscitare convincimenti, desidero stimolare il pensiero e scuotere i pregiudizi. Sigmund Freud
Dialogues from the Italian Psychoanalytic Journal
The aim of Dialogues is to promote an exchange, among foreign colleagues, on clinical and theoretical themes particularly meaningful for Italian Psychoanalysis. You will find three articles from the Rivista translated into English with comments from foreign psychoanalysts. Anyone who wishes to leave a comment will find a space at the end of each article. Comments should be written in English (no longer than 5000 characters, including spaces). Before its publications, the comment will be read by yhe editorial board of the “Dialogue”.
Enchantments and disenchantments in the formation and use of psychoanalytic theories about psychic reality by Stefano Bolognini The aim of these reflections is to explore, from a viewpoint that is largely clinical (in the broad sense), using a wide-angle lens and in the full awareness that I can only be approximate, some examples of … Continue Reading »
Comments by Fred Busch I always learn a great deal when I read something that Stefano Bolognini has written. This started when I read his paper on “empathism” (Bolognini, 1997), and continued to the present. My reaction to this paper is a little bit different in that I have written briefly about a similar topic … Continue Reading »
Comments by Nicola Abel-Hirsch As many readers will know Bolognini speaks from considerable experience. He is an ‘inside witness’ who was present at “plenary sessions at IPA Congresses in the eighties and nineties …producing three performances all rigorously impermeable to each other”; “a dark, austere church in Utrecht, during which a debate was held about … Continue Reading »
Comments by Leopoldo Bleger It’s a pleasure to discuss Stefano’s paper. I had the opportunity to see him working in the EPF and in the IPA with great skill and with a vision of the situation of psychoanalysis all around the world. His paper is certainly informed by his wide experience and can be read … Continue Reading »