In contemporary psychoanalysis, the concepts of time and history have become increasingly complex. It is evident that this trend offers us an opportunity to think about the intercrossing of the different temporal dimensions imbuing the subject, an inevitable aspect of the analytic process. History is time past but what is recovered is now the working through of the subject history, which carries the mark of both passing time and re-signifying time. It is precisely the notion of history that gains different dimensions when a purely deterministic analysis is disassembled. Continuities and breaks are found between subjective time and chronological time; between the inevitable decrepitude of the biological body with the passing of time and the timelessness of the unconscious; between linear, circular times and retroactive re-signification; between facts, screen memories, memory and the work of constructing history; between the times of repetition and the times of difference; between reversible and irreversible time; between the timelessness of the unconscious and the temporalities of the ego.



ByCanestri Jorge, Fiorini Leticia Glocer

chapter Two|14 pages

A problem with Freud’s idea of the timelessness of the unconscious

ByCharles Hanly

chapter Three|9 pages

Why did Orpheus look back? 1

ByMichael Parsons

chapter Five|21 pages

The time of the past, the time of the right moment

ByJanine Puget

chapter Seven|15 pages

Time and the end of analysis

ByJosé E. Milmaniene

chapter Eight|21 pages

The first narrative, or in search of the dead father

ByRosine Jozef Perelberg

chapter Nine|19 pages

The destruction of time in pathological narcissism*

ByOtto Kernberg

chapter Ten|19 pages

Hindu concepts of time

BySatish Reddy