"Bion describes a basic human tension between an essential need for knowledge of emotional experience, and the desire to avoid frustration and pain—the often unavoidable accompaniments to reaching emotional truth, and coping with truth’s consequences. But to reach truth, one must not be bullied by the inevitable fantasy of truth’s ‘badness’."
"After locating our argument within the field of leadership studies and reviewing existing identity scholarship on leaders‘ development, we outline the conceptual framework of projective identification in leaders‘ identity work. "
"As the dialectical entities of life–death, hope–despair and creativity–collapse collided and connected, I experienced the welling up of powerful, confusing and contradictory emotions. I believe that it is this very sense of confusion, paradox and contradiction that can alert us to the vital presence of the edge."
"The norm of epistemic responsibility is the principle that a scientist has a duty to provide sufficient evidence in support of her view (or at least to adopt a defense commitment with respect to it). The standards of evidence are set by the scientific community that is her primary audience. Standards do not need to be adopted dogmatically; they are justified by default until someone challenges them in an appropriate way."