This book explores the clinical processes of psychoanalysis by charting modern developments in logic and applying them to the study of insight. Offering an epistemic approach to clinical psychoanalysis this book places value on the clinical interpretations of both the analysand and analyst and engages in a critique on purely linguistic approaches to psychoanalysis, which forsake crucial dimensions of clinical practice.
Drawing on the work of key twentieth century thinkers including Jerome Richfield, Ignacio Matte-Blanco, Gregory Bateson and the pioneering contribution on insight made by James Strachey, topics of discussion include:
* the structure and role of clinical interpretation
* interpretation and creationism
* body, meaning and language
* logical levels and transference.
As such this book will be of great interest to all those in the psychoanalytic field, in particular those wanting to learn more about the study of insight and its relationship to clinical processes of psychoanalysis.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: On the Place and Limits of Psychoanalytic Knowing. Logical Types and Ostensive Insight. Interpretation and Creationism. What is a Clinical Fact? Clinical Psychoanalysis as Inductive Method. Body, Meaning and Language. Fact, Context, Image, Narrative: A Bio-logical Approach. Toward the Epistemology of Clinical Psychoanalysis. Disclosures and Refutations: Clinical Psychoanalysis as a Logic of Enquiry. Counter-induction in Psychoanalytic Practice: Epistemic and Technical Aspects . Logical Levels and Transference. The Double Work on the Clinical Evidences, and the Nature and Limits of Symbolization. The Analytic Mind at Work. Counter-inductive Knowledge and the Blunders of so-called ‘Theory of Science’. Postscript: 'What hath God wrought?' A Plea for Insight in Media Society.
About the Author:
Jorge L. Ahumada trained in psychiatry both in Argentina and in the US before completing his psychoanalytic training in Buenos Aires, where he is now working as a psychoanalyst in private practice.