In this magisterial work, Paulo Sandler continues to distinguish himself as a foremost scholar on the works of Bion. Already well known for his encyclopedic zeal, this present book continues Sandler's tireless search of Bion's contributions by this noteworthy clinical application of Bion's ideas.
A major feature of Sandler's approach to studying Bion has been to contextualize the background of Bion's assumptions. In so doing, he investigates cultural and historical antecedents, especially including the philosophical and scientific points of view. From them Sandler selects Romanticism to explore futher: among the many characteristics of Romanticism is imagination, at best creative, but also idealization and hyperbole.
Sandler also discusses Bion's way of being "scientific", one notable aspect of which is his distinctive use of theories, which he distinguishes from models.
From the foreword
“Sandler has written another brilliant textbook on Bion's thinking that constitutes a highly useful and practical handbook on the subject.”
- James Grotstein
About the Author:
P.C. Sandler is a Training Analyst at the Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo and author of several books in Portuguese. He has also authored many papers and chapters in books, some of which have been published in British and French periodicals and books. He has translated most of Bion's books and papers to his native tongue and has organized several international meetings about the work of Bion. Dr. Sandler currently teaches in a post-graduate course at the University of São Paulo and at the Institute of Psycho-Analysis of the SBPSP. He has also worked in private psychoanalytic practice since 1974.