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Barnà, C.A. (1990). The Analytic Relation and its “Object”. Rivista Psicoanal., 36(2):304-338.

(1990). Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 36(2):304-338

The Analytic Relation and its “Object” Language Translation

Cono Aldo Barnà

1. Premise

What follows consists of various thoughts regarding treatment and the analytic space. My aim is to elaborate upon certain ideas which came to me in the form of intuitions in the course of clinical activity, and which only later, as a result of reading specific texts, found their clarification in conceptual terms as pertinent to a field of research which I hope to develop more fully in the future. This field regards the epistemological status of the analytic relation, the models which are available to us today to reflect upon its structure and upon metapsychology, and in consequence, the advances made in the theory of technique. Indeed, I believe it is essential to review the theory and the very conception of clinical technique in the light of the more general debate surrounding modern epistemology. I shall attempt to reason out my ideas and their implications specifically in relation to some of these advances.

Since this article will of necessity be brief, the single argumentations may seem at times to be lacking in development and in a significant link one to the other, as regards the general aim.

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