Why read Fairbairn?

@article{Ogden2010WhyRF,
  title={Why read Fairbairn?},
  author={T. Ogden},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  year={2010},
  volume={91},
  pages={101 - 118}
}
  • T. Ogden
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
The author offers a close reading of portions of Fairbairn’s work in which he not only explicates and clarifies Fairbairn’s thinking, but generates ideas of his own by developing concepts that he believes to be implicit in, or logical extensions of, Fairbairn’s work. Among the unstated or underdeveloped aspects of Fairbairn’s contribution that the author discusses are (1) the idea that the formation of the internal object world is always, in part, a response to trauma (actual failure on the… Expand
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