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Constructions and the Analytic Field: History, Scenes and by Domenico Chianese

By Domenico Chianese

Constructions and the Analytic Field questions the connection among psychoanalysis, heritage and literature. Does the analyst support the analysand build a story, or is their job extra of a old reconstruction?

In looking to solution this question, Domenico Chianese examines Freud's writing, starting with 'Constructions in research' and finishing in 'Moses and Monotheism', in addition to the impressions of analytic technique mirrored in modern writers corresponding to Thomas Mann, and ancient writings from each side of the Atlantic. Drawing on bright and persuasive scientific examples, he argues that psychoanalysis creates a 'scenic area' among analysand and analyst, a theatrical area in which the forged of the patient's inside global input and go out from the scene.

Drawing at the wealthy Italian psychoanalytic culture, this unique method of the analytic box may be of curiosity to psychoanalysts, historians and literary experts.

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But what is argued now is evidently that they are phantasies not of the patient but of the analyst himself, who forces them upon the person under analysis on account of some complexes of his own. An analyst, indeed, who hears this reproach, will comfort himself by recalling how gradually the construction of this phantasy which he is supposed to have originated came about, and, when all is said and done, how independently of the physician’s incentive many points in its development proceeded; how, after a certain phase of the treatment, everything seemed to converge upon it, and how later, in the synthesis, the most various and remarkable results radiated out from it; how not only the large problems but the smallest peculiarities in the history of the case were cleared up by this single assumption.

Nietzsche said that the fall of the gods is not so much a drama as an occasion for great laughter. We have yet to hear the gods laugh. The problem of reality, events, origins, the meaning and the arbitrariness of our constructions and reconstructions continues to fascinate and at times torment us. This then is the basic question, the reason for the apparently devious pilgrimage upon which we are now about to invite the reader to embark. 17 2 Mater ial reality, histor ical reality, psychic reality 1897–1918 The problem of trauma and the ‘reality’ of trauma occupy a central place in Freud’s thinking in Moses.

Because of this temporal deferral events and experiences do not coincide; the events become experiences not at that moment but at a distance, in memory. So it is extremely reductive to confine psychoanalytic thought within the opposition between external trauma and 23 Material reality, historical reality, psychic reality internal trauma. Freud’s thinking, conflict thinking, is a dualistic thinking which cannot be enclosed within oppositions. It is not a question of choosing between external and internal, but rather of joining the two questions.

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