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Vega, J.W. (2013). Knowing, Not-Knowing, and Sort-of-Knowing: Psychoanalysis and the Experience of Uncertainty. Edited by Jean Petrucelli. London: Karnac, 2010. 384 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 82(3):759-768.

(2013). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 82(3):759-768

Knowing, Not-Knowing, and Sort-of-Knowing: Psychoanalysis and the Experience of Uncertainty. Edited by Jean Petrucelli. London: Karnac, 2010. 384 pp.

Review by:
Jason A. Wheeler Vega

All humans by nature desire to know, as Aristotle famously stated at the beginning of the Metaphysics; as analysts, we also know that we naturally desire not to know many things and, for added spice, to sort-of-know many more. Sort-of-knowing, the climactic third term of this volume's title, is appropriately ambiguous. It can mean, as I think is intended, to know something in a partial way: as an intermediate state between knowing

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1 Aristotle (4th century BC). Metaphysics, trans. H. Lawson-Tancred. London: Penguin, 1998.

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