André Green : Psychoanalysis and Temporality – Interview with François Richard

In this interview, responding to questions asked by François Richard, André Green revisits his classic works on temporality (La diachronie en psychanalyse, Le temps éclaté). He places them within the intellectual and psychoanalytical context of the period, clarifying his positions on the relations between structure and development, and his conception of the Ego-Subject. This leads him to go further into his conceptions of the relations between borderline cases and psychosis, starting with Freud’s propositions about melancholy, and by the same token, to discuss the technique and the ethics of clinical treatments.
The question of relations between psychoanalysis and temporality makes adolescence exemplary of a psychotic potential whose specificity André Green seeks to theorize, taking into account its social and cultural dimension.