Ignacio Matte-Blanco has made one of the most original contributions to psychoanalysis since Freud.
In this book, which includes an introductory chapter to his work by Eric Rayner and David Tuckett, he develops his conceptualization of the Freudian unconscious in terms of logic and mathematics, giving many clinical examples.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Part One: The Subject. An Introduction to Matte-Blanco's Reformulation of the Freudian Unconscious and his Conceptualization of the Internal World. Bi-logical Structures, the Unconscious, and the Mathematical Infinite. The Fundamental Antinomy of Human Beings and World. Part Two: Projection, Introjection, and Internal World. Freud's Concept of Projection in the Light of the Three Logics. Identification and Projection. The Notion of Internal World: Problems and Hopes. A Perspective on Melanie Klein's Contribution. Part Three: Projective and Interjective Processes: A Bi-logical Point of View. Some Guiding Concepts for Understanding Clinical Reality. Levels of Depth: A Working Scheme for Use in Clinical Practice. The Fundamental Antinomy as Seen in Clinical Examples. Part Four: Symmetrical Frenzy, Bi-logical Frenzy, and Bi-model Frenzy. The Multiplication of Three Dimensional Objects. Bi-model Frenzy. The Upheaval of Spatial and Temporal Structures in the Dream World: The Spatio-temporal Miltidim Structure. Part Five: Towards the Future. The Notion of Object. Some More Mathematical Concepts of Space, Dimension, Outside, and Inside. The Concept of Internal World: Past, Present and Future. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.
"In applying the complexities and paradoxes of mathematical logic to psychoanalysis, Matt-Blanco has enriched it incredibly and has given us fascinating new instruments to wield in the clinical situation." - James S. Grotstein, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis