This outstanding memorial volume records and reassesses the contributions of Merton M. Gill (1914-1994), a principal architect of psychoanalytic theory and a principled exemplar of the modern psychoanalytic sensibility throughout the second half of the 20th century. Critical evaluations of Gill's place in psychoanalysis and a series of personal and professional reminiscences are joined to substantive reengagement of central controversies in which Gill played a key part. These controversies revolve around the "natural science" versus "hermeneutic" orientation in psychoanalysis (Holt, Eagle, Friedman); the status of psychoanalysis as a one-person and/or two-person psychology (Jacobs, Silverman); pyschoanalysis versus psychotherapy (Wallerstein, Migone, Gedo); and the meaning and use of transference (Kernberg, Wolitzky, Cooper).
Table of Contents
PART I MERTON GILL'S PLACE IN PSYCHOANALYSIS
Chapter 1. David L. Wolitzky and Doris K. Silverman - Gill's Influence on Psychoanalysis: An Introduction
PART II PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL REMINISCENCES
Chapter 2. Merton M. Gill - Reminiscences
Roberts S. Wallerstein - Merton M. Gill
Philip S. Holzman - Merton Gill: Teacher, Scholar, Friend
Robert R. Holt - Merton Gill: A Sketch of His Life and Some Reminiscences
Lawrence Friedman - A Personal View of Gill's Paradigm
Henry F. Smith - Arguments with Merton
PART III MERTON GILL: THEORETICIAN AND PSYCHOANALYST
Chapter 3. Irwin Z. Hoffman - Merton M. Gill: A Study in Theory Development in Psychoanalysis
Chapter 4. Merton M. Gill: Publications and Awards
PART IV CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN PSYCHOANALYSIS
NATURAL SCIENCE AND THE HERMENEUTIC ORIENTATION: THE DEBATE
Chapter 5. Robert R. Holt - My Theoretical Differences with Merton Gill
Chapter 6 Morris N. Eagle - Reflections on Current Conceptions of countertransference and Gill's Hermeneutic Construal of Psychoanalysis
Chapter 7 Lawrence Friedman - Are Minds Objects or Dramas?
PSYCHOANALYSIS AS A ONE-PERSON AND A TWO-PERSON PSYCHOLOGY
Chapter 8 Theodore J. Jacobs - The One-Person-Two-Person Controversy: A View from the Future
Chapter 9 Doris K. Silverman - Arithmetic of a One-and a Two-Person Psychology: Merton M. Gill, An Essay
PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY: CRITICAL DIFFERRENCES OR BLURRING OF BOUNDARIES?
Chapter 10 Robert S. Wallerstein - Merton Gill, Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: A Personal Dialogue
Chapter 11 Paolo Migone - A Psychoanalysis on the Chair and a Psychotherapy on the Couch:
Implications of Gill's Redefinition of the Differences Between Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Chapter 12 John Gedo - Psychotherapy as Applied Psychoanalysis: Further Arguments vis-a-vis Merton Gill
Chapter 13 Otto Kernberg - The Interpretation of Transference: Merton Gill's Contribution
Chapter 14 David L. Wolitzky - The Conception of Transference
Chapter 15 Steven H. Cooper - The "Early" Interpretation of Transference: Implications for the Concept of Regression and the New/Old Object experience in Psychoanalytic Work.