Aggressività e istinto di morte. Il rapporto sadomasochistico con l’oggetto e l’eliminazione dell’oggetto (riferimenti al transfert e al setting)
This article, already published in 1972 in the “Psychoanalysis Journal”, summarizes the seminar held by Massimo Fagioli during the 11th Scientific Congress of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (Bologna, 10-11 June 1972). In the author’s speech and the debate that followed, the foundation of this theory and its psychotherapeutic praxis, specifically related to the relation of transfer-countertransference and setting were clearly outlined. Furthermore, the concept of disappearance phantasy became at the core of the discussion of the authors with other clinicians.