Where is love? Contribution to a symposium on Plato's Symposium and psychoanalysis

Henderson, David (2013) Where is love? Contribution to a symposium on Plato's Symposium and psychoanalysis. JCFAR: Journal of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, 23 . ISSN 1351-5470

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Abstract

Socrates tells us that Eros is the child of Poverty and Resource. The analyst is sometimes described as a midwife. What about the analyst as an infertility consultant? To what extent is the notion of ascent useful in analysis or therapy? A psychoanalytic technique informed by The Symposium could be described as a discipline of metaxy. A discipline of the in-between. Ideas of transference are ways of trying to understand the dynamic of the between. Odysseus could imagine home, but the story is in the journey home. It is how he crossed the gap that fascinates us.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Eros; transference; metaxy; ladder of love
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Psychoanalysis
Item ID: 7629
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Depositing User: David Henderson
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 09:32
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/7629

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