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14 May 1995

How do we think about feelings?

Conference Report

The theory of affect is often neglected in both psychoanalysis and philosophy, yet feelings are among the most important and difficult material that psychotherapy deals with. This conference brought together leading psychoanalysts to explain how they think about emotions in their theoretical and therapeutic practice. The programme was as follows:

Andre Green (Paris)
Affects versus representations, or affects as representations?

Eric Rayner (London)
Is there any logic in feelings? An introduction to Matte Blanco's theory of emotion

Luis Rodriguez de la Sierra (London)
Of Sentiments and Sensations

Rosine Jozef Perelberg (London)
Feelings and their absence in the analytic setting

Chair and discussant: David Bell (London)

The papers from this conference were published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy.

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