Bion, Intuition and the Expansion of Psychoanalytic Theory illuminates how Bion’s work on intuition has changed the landscape of contemporary psychoanalysis through his understanding of its supra-scientific and non-sub-scientific condition.

Based on the work of the biannual Bion conference, this book includes contributions from the most eminent voices on Bion’s work. The global cohort of contributors in this volume examine topics such as dream work, the Infinite Unconscious, the Spectral model of the mind, the realm of the minus and observation and intuition. Each chapter explores different elements arising from Bion’s insistence on learning from experience and establishing the difference between knowing and becoming as an experiential process of the mind as a container in relation to its contents of sensations, feelings, dreams and thoughts.

This book will be of key interest to analysts and analytic therapists of all schools and is an essential resource for those that follow the work of Bion.

chapter |12 pages


ByAntònia Grimalt

part |95 pages

First Part

part 1|29 pages

Intuition … beyond

chapter Chapter 1|12 pages

Tribute to Pere Folch

ByAntònia Grimalt

chapter Chapter 2|7 pages

A philosopher's perspective on intuition

“Intuition and the Chinese room”
BySimona Morini

chapter Chapter 3|8 pages

Music. Deep unconscious and intuition

ByJaume Aguilar i Matas

part 2|35 pages

Wanderer there is no path … the path is made by walking

chapter Chapter 4|15 pages

Intuition in a spectral model of the mind

On caesuras, bridges, and other crossings
ByRenato Trachtenberg

chapter Chapter 5|7 pages

Apocalypse → revelation. The ways of intuition

ByAlessandro Bruni

part 3|27 pages

Intuition … a matter of two

chapter Chapter 7|7 pages

Intuition and science

ByRobert Caper

chapter Chapter 8|8 pages

Mystic intuition and the language of dreams

ByAnnie Reiner

chapter Chapter 9|10 pages

A thought without a thinker: intuition, negative capability, and psychoanalytic function of the personality

Intuition: a memoir of the future?
ByLia Pistiner de Cortiñas

part |63 pages

Second Part

chapter Chapter 10|6 pages

Intuition, construction and representation

ByHoward B. Levine

chapter Chapter 11|14 pages

Intuition in Bion. Between search for invariants and creative emergence

ByGoriano Rugi

chapter Chapter 12|7 pages

Bion and the infinite unconscious – an intuitive science

ByIgnacio Gerber

chapter Chapter 13|8 pages

Observation and intuition in psychoanalysis

ByCarmen C. Mion

chapter Chapter 14|13 pages

Intuition in Bion's colloquial words (supervisions in Brazil, 1973–1978)1

ByJoão Carlos Braga, Gisèle de Mattos Brito

chapter Chapter 15|13 pages

What is your name?

The realm of Minus, half a century later
ByPaulo Cesar Sandler