Number 05-06 – 2016/ 1-2

 

Summary:

The author critiques  the long Western tradition of exalting physical and mental pain as privileged means towards learning the essential truths.  This idealization of pain, sorrow, and asceticism …
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A Case of Vaginismus

 

 

Summary:

The psychotherapy process of a 28-years-old woman, Anna, is reported. The patient was referred to psychological consultation  from the gynecologist with a diagnosis of primary …
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A Case of Vaginismus. A Discussion

 

Comments on “ A Case of Vaginismus ”

 

Paolo Migone (Parma)

 

Porcelli’s clinical account allows us to formulate specific hypotheses on the psychological dynamics, in all likelihood …
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[French text below]

A CONVERSATION BETWEEN JEAN-LUC NANCY

AND SERGIO BENVENUTO

 

THE SACRED AND MONOTHEISMS

Sergio Benvenuto – In recent years, the West has been stage …
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   A Conversation between Sergio Benvenuto and Richard  Rorty

 

This conversation, held in Rome on June 7, 1997, deals only marginally with psychoanalysis. Yet, as in our previously published interviews with philosophers, it …
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To Paola Carola

«I should like to be Alcibiades for one day and one night, and then die!»

W. Goethe, from a letter to Herder, July 1772.


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Summary

In Civilization and its Discontents (1930), Freud initially uses the image of the city of Rome in several historical periods (“Roma Quadrata,” “Septimontium,” the Rome …
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On the Verge

It was my friend Sergio Benvenuto who first suggested about the notion of homeland.  My initial reaction was that I would …
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When a happily married man and woman take advantage of the romantic atmosphere of Valentine’s day to spice up their sex-life with the help of a tantalizingly ticklish plumed feather, …
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Summary.

 The author talks about the affective clandestinity of a paedophile patient within the analytic relationship. It can be either a patient’s communicative way of his …
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