This book, in which the revised versions of the papers presented at the Istanbul Psychoanalytical Training, Research and Development Association (Psike Istanbul)’s 12th Symposium of Psychoanalytic Perspectives at Boğaziçi University in December 2018, have been brought together, is a conceptual intersection of psychoanalysis that continues its assertion in explaining human and society. The interaction between the inner world and the external reality, the factors defining the inside and the outside are discussed by the authors who are experts in their fields. Inner World, Outer Reality is a resource full of texts that will appeal to those outside the psychoanalytic horizon.
“Inside and outside complement each other, one cannot be separated from the other. It requires boundaries, a separation, a differentiation. Identity, individualization, individual and thought are determined by a boundary. While inside and outside interact and contrast with each other, they become accomplices. In order to survive, one must suppress some elements of the outside. Limiting the inside is an active act and requires the ability to accept or refuse, the ability to say yes or no. This acceptance or rejection is an absolute condition for being able to build an interior.” Serge Frisch