Philosophical, scientific or religious thought cannot invest the domain of clinical work unless it renounces the theoretical exigency underlying it. How should the mode of rationality arising from psychoanalytic practice be qualified? How is the work of thought involved in the experience of the treatment to be accounted for?
André Green shows how it is possible to introduce the concept of “clinical thinking” into psychoanalysis. Postulating modifications to the clinical pictures on which Freud’s work was constructed, the author contributes innovations and answers that the father of psychoanalysis could not have foreseen
Born in Cairo, Green studied medicine in Paris and then completed his training as a psychoanalyst. He held several important positions before his death in 2012 – president of the Paris Psychoanalytic Society, vice president of the International Psychoanalytical Association and a professor at University College London. He is the author of a number of books on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and the psychoanalytic criticism of culture and literature.