The Names of O: is Bion a mystic? By Giuseppe Civitarese You are asking me to suppose that there is a «thing-in-itself», noumenon, Godhead, which, using Kant’s terminology for my purposes, becomes manifest as a phenomenon; «God» as contrasted with ‘Godhead»; «finity» as contrasted with «infinity» (Bion, 1975, 179-180) Read all
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”.
Violet Pietrantonio Becoming psychoanalists in Covid-19 era: the revelation of the deep meaning of O-psychoanalysis. Unison, faith, negative capability as the only psychoanalytical tools in the dark of the beginnings of this unknown Wuhan time. It has been a matter of hours…days…and with the entire world, as psychoanalysts, we’ve felt brutally thrown in a … Continue Reading »
Mércia Maranhão Fagundes The names of O: is Bion a mystic? An elegant text clearly colored with profound philosophical thinking and a bearer of a tenacious investigative sense –, as I usually find the texts by this author to be. Civitarese objectively confronts several theories formulated and proposed by his predecessors, to whom he … Continue Reading »
Four Comments on: The Names Of O: Is Bion A Mystic? By Giuseppe Civitarese By Howard B. Levine, MD In The Realm Of The Impossible – We are faced with an impossible task. How to understand and find words to speak of the ineffable? Our capacity for language is bound to the domain … Continue Reading »
O’s names: Is Bion a mystic? In this article, G. Civitarese invites us from the outset to seek an apprehension of the enigmatic meaning of O. This is done through a highly argued approach to the categories of 0, based on Bion’s book : Transformations (1965). After sketching and then rejecting the various reactions … Continue Reading »
Civitarese’s Method: A Short Discourse on “Names of O: Is Bion a Mystic?” Jack Foehl I would like to begin with a playful paraphrase of a paragraph toward the middle of Civitarese’s exposition on O (p. 11) that touches on what I see as Civitarese’s method: In the end it does not much … Continue Reading »