Mariannina Failla dedicates her contribution to the phenomenological conception of bodily perception (leibliche Wahrnehmung) as a possible therapeutic model for treating melancholic depression. Starting with a few key concepts of Freudian psychoanalysis (instinct (Trieb), memory, perception, narcissism and melancholia), she develops a comparison of the Freudian theory of melancholia and the studies of phenomenological psychopathology (Otto Binswanger). The article finally focuses on the question of the extent to which the structure of perception and its constitutive openness towards the future represent a theoretical model for therapeutic practices designed to treat melancholic depression.
Failla, M. (2016). DISTURBANCES OF TEMPORALITY AND THE POTENTIALITIES OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL PERCEPTION. DIALOGUE AND UNIVERSALISM(3), 25-40.