Thirty-five papers from a variety of technical and intellectual journals trace fifty years of distinguished service to psychoanalysis, sociology, politics and anthropology.
‘Roger Money-Kyrle belonged to the English tradition of the first quarter of the twentieth century, a time of wide horizons, and his project was correspondingly ample - an attempt to understand man and the world man makes for himself. He used the knowledge of psychoanalysis to illumine areas in biology, anthropology, politics, ethics and history, in addition to making contributions to clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis itself.’
- Edna O'Shaghnessy from the Prefatory Note
‘The rectification of man’s model of his world involves a transformation of values, for while the truth may liberate people from persecutory anxieties, it imposes upon them love for the worlds both inner and outer, and consequent guilt for the damage caused by their greed and destructive envy. This seems to me to be the essence of Money-Kyrle's wisdom and, like Socrates who knew how little he knew, no man is wiser than he. Where I learned psychoanalytic theory and technique from others, I learned the meaning of psychoanalysis as a thing-in-the-world from him.’
Donald Meltzer from the Editor's introduction
About the Editors:
Donald Meltzer (1923-2004) is widely known as a psychoanalyst and teacher throughout Europe and South America. He is the author of many works on psychoanalytic theory and practice, including The Psychoanalytical Process, Sexual States of Mind, Explorations in Autism, The Kleinian Development, Dream Life, Studies in Extended Metapsychology, and The Claustrum, all published by Karnac Books.
Edna O'Shaughnessy came to psychoanalysis from philosophy, first training as a Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic in the 1950s. In the 1960s she trained at the British Psychoanalytical Society of which she is a training and supervising analyst and also a child analyst. Her many published papers are written from both a clinical and a conceptual perspective.