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Estudos de Psicanálise

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CLAVURIER, Vincent. Real, symbolic, imaginary: the reference to the node.Translated byElisa Rennó dos Mares Guia-Menendez. Estud. psicanal. [online]. 2013, n.39, pp.125-136. ISSN 0100-3437.

Why is the RSI ternary figurative of the borromean? Starting from this apparently simple question our aim is to isolate two distinct forms of logic at work in Lacan’s teachings on the ternary: the so-called marker first mentioned in 1953 and the nodal, which appeared with the borromeanisation of RSI from 1973 on. We describe the first as the logic of marking because of its proximity to the Cartesian approach of algebraic coordinates of geometric forms (the Cartesian marker). This, however, poses certain problems and the appearance of the borromean link in 1973 manages to solve some of them. We thus examine the advantages and the limits of this new presentation of RSI by a triple consistency borromean to propose instead a knot of nine consistencies as a support of RSI. This development raises the question of the connections and cross-checkings between clínical practice, nodology and the science of psychoanalysis.

Keywords : RSI; Node; Reference; Clinic.

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