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Writing in Psychoanalysis by Antonio A Semi, Pier L Rossi, Emma Piccioli

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CHAPTER SIX

 

 

Experiences and considerationsof a “reader” of psychoanalysis

 

Fausto Petrella

 

 

 

 

The foremost purpose of a meeting between the individuals concerned with the publication of a psychoanalytic journal—the editors and the “readers”—should, in my view, be an eminently practical one. The aim is not to investigate the role of psychoanalytic writing in the emotional life and fantasy of the psychoanalyst, perhaps by invoking Derrlda. Nor is it to discuss and formulate a standard of scientific rigour for psychoanalysis, with an appeal to some updated thesis of epistemology. My intention is to have an open discussion about our experience as “readers”—that is, individuals who have agreed to perform an anonymous, largely unrecognized ...

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