From the Eclipse of the Body to the Dawn of Thought
Contributions by: R.D. Hinshelwood
This book contains a collection of some of Armando B. Ferrari's writings published as books in Italy and in Brazil between 1992 and 1998. The book is closely related to the line of thought that starts with Freud and continues with Abraham, Klein and Bion, and it is the first attempt at creating a psychoanalytic model centered on the relationship between body and mind. The main hypothesis is that the body - long excluded from the field of psychoanalytic research - has a fundamental role in the birth, development and realization of mental functions. The different implications originated by Ferrari's hypothesis, both on the theoretical and on the clinical ground, are discussed in detail in the book. The book ends with clinical specific examples of work with adolescents as adolescence is an age in which the body-mind relationship reaches levels of utmost tension.
Publication Date: 5/1/2004