Ferenczi’s ethics for our time: the possibility of being alongside

Borossa, Julia (2014) Ferenczi’s ethics for our time: the possibility of being alongside. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis,, 74 (4) . pp. 349-356. ISSN 0002-9548 [Article] (doi:10.1057/ajp.2014.24)


Ferenczi’s practice and therapeutic ethics as exemplified in the Clinical Diary reveal a profound sensitivity to the questions of authority and freedom. This paper will engage with the ways in which these questions have been taken up elsewhere and have become central to post-war extensions of the psychoanalytic field, such as group analysis. A particular comparison will be made with group analytic notions of leadership and horizontal ways of relating, that is, how to be alongside one another. It will be suggested that the translatability of Ferenczi for our time reveals the adaptability of psychoanalysis to different and changing socio-political contexts

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): authority; ethics; Ferenczi; Foulkes; group analysis; trauma
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Psychoanalysis
Item ID: 16888
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Depositing User: Julia Borossa
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16888

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