On love, hate and knowledge

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In this short theoretical paper, I discuss Bion's three relations of love, hate, and knowledge, using Peirce's semiotic theory of relations and Bakhtin's semiotic/philosophical writings. Reading Bion through the prism of these resources allows us to better understand the meaning and ontogenesis of the basic relations and to examine their clinical explanatory value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-712
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Psychoanalysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2009


  • Bakhtin
  • Bion
  • Hate
  • Knowledge
  • Love
  • Peirce
  • Relations
  • Semiotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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