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The missing link: parental sexuality in the Oedipus complex
is inextricably bound up with his object relations and with all the emotions which from the beginning mould his attitude to mother and father. Anxiety, guilt and depressive feelings are intrinsicExpand
Belief and Imagination : Explorations in Psychoanalysis
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Belief and Psychic Reality. Naming and Containing. Oedipus in the Depressive Position. Subjectivity, Objectivity and Triangular Space. The Suspension of Belief and theExpand
Subjectivity, objectivity, and triangular space.
  • R. Britton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Psychoanalytic quarterly
  • 2004
The author reviews his ideas on subjectivity, objectivity, and the third position in the psychoanalytic encounter, particularly in clinical work with borderline and narcissistic patients. Using theExpand
The Oedipus situation and the depressive position.
I find it a sobering thought that in a few years' rime a century will have passed since Freud first put pen to paper to describe what now we so often refer to as the Oedipus complex. In May 1897, inExpand
Why Did the Latin American Critical Tradition in the Social Sciences Become Practically Extinct
An article carrier which includes a handle connected to and extending between opposite side panels. End panels of the carrier are divided into halves by vertical fold lines, and the handle includes aExpand
Interpretation: selected fact or overvalued idea?
  • R. Britton, J. Steiner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 December 1994
The authors describe Bion's use of the notion of the 'selected fact' in the evolution of analytic interpretations. They draw attention to the similarity between the emergence of a 'configuration'Expand
Getting in on the act: the hysterical solution.
  • R. Britton
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 February 1999
The author recounts the case of Anna O from a contemporary psychoanalytic viewpoint, incorporating the additional information now available to us about Breuer's treatment of Bertha Pappenheim. NowExpand
Psychic reality and unconscious belief.
  • R. Britton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 February 1995
The blindness of the seeing eye: Inverse symmetry as a defense against reality
The author claims that the As-If syndrome is characterized by a pervasive use of disavowal and that the manifestation of this in analysis is what Bion described as reversible perspective. He suggestsExpand
Narcissistic disorders in clinical practice.
  • R. Britton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of analytical psychology
  • 1 September 2004
In this paper, the concept of narcissism in the psychoanalytic literature is reviewed and three uses of the term are defined, firstly, clinical narcissism, secondly, an innate force or tendencyExpand