Wilfred Bion

Psychologist, Organization leader

1897 – 1979

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Who was Wilfred Bion?

Wilfred Ruprecht Bion DSO was an influential British psychoanalyst, who became president of the British Psychoanalytical Society from 1962 to 1965.

Bion has been twinned with Jacques Lacan as "inspired bizarre analysts...who demand not that their patients get better but that they pursue Truth". 'Bion's ideas are highly unique', so that he 'remained larger than life to almost all who encountered him'. He has been considered by Neville Symington as possibly "the greatest psychoanalytic thinker...after Freud".

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Born
Sep 8, 1897
Mathura
Also known as
  • Wilfred R. Bion
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University College London
  • The Queen's College, Oxford
Died
Nov 8, 1979
Oxford

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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