Philosophy of Psychoanalysis

The Porous Self: To Love and Mourn

June 25, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
Philosophy of Psychoanalysis
The Porous Self: To Love and Mourn
Show Notes

Object relations in loss. This lecture is the second of two that address: Ego as precipitate of identifications, Kohut's self-psychology; Freud's view of mourning; Melancholia; Freud’s diagnostic use of mourning - reality testing, identification, intorjection; Contextualising Frued's writing on mourning - usefulness of ego-instincts; An extended sense of self  & importance of others in the formation of feeling - extended sense of self, interpersonal impact on emotion experience (Bollas's unthought known), healthy and pathological interconnectedness; Implications of this: for wellbeing, self-harm, mourning and theoretically; How to work with this cross-culturally. Contact Email: [email protected] Lecturer: Associate Professor Doris McIlwain. Theme song creator: Rose Mackenzie-Peterson. Logo creator: Campbell Henderson. https://www.campbellhenderson.com/artworkThanks to Dr. Andrew Geeves and Professor John Sutton for all their hard work. Sadly A/Prof. Doris McIlwain, the course creator, died of cancer in 2015. This podcast is created by her family and friends, with hopes that her curiosity, joy and intellectual playfulness will keep inspiring and informing those who listen.