Clinic and Topology : 1993 : Pierre Skriabine

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1993

Clinic and Topology: The Flaw in the Universe, The Clinic of the Borromean Knot : 1993: Pierre Skriabine

Translated by Ellie Ragland & Véronique Voruz

Published in Lacan: Topologically Speaking, eds. Ellie Ragland and Dragan Milovanovic (New York: Other Press, 2004), pp. 73-97 & 249-267

Part I The Flaw in the Universe & Part II The clinic of the Borromean Knot Part I The Flaw in the Universe, available at  /authors a-z or authors by date

Part I The Flaw in the Universe

References to Jacques Lacan’s texts:

P73 & 86: L’Étourdit: 1972: Jacques Lacan   : Information here

P77: Seminar XX: Encore: 1972 – 1973: From 21st November 1972 : Jacques Lacan  : Information here

p78: Science and Truth: 1st December 1965 session of Seminar XIII: The Object of Psychoanalysis : Jacques Lacan : Information here

p81: Seminar IX: Identification: 1961-1962: begins November 15th 1961: Jacques Lacan  or here : Session of 6th December 1961

p85: ” The function and field of speech and language in psychoanalysis” (“Rome Discourse” of 1953) : availability Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan / here  & Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan / here

p85: Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: Jacques Lacan : information here

p86: Radiophonie: 9th April & 5th June 1970: Jacques Lacan or here

p89: Seminar on ‘The Purloined Letter’ : 26th April 1955 : Jacques Lacan : Information here

p92: Seminar XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts: 1963-1964 : beginning 15th January 1964 : Jacques Lacan: Information here 

p93: Seminar XII: Crucial problems for psychoanalysis: 1964 to 1965: begins 2nd December 1964: Cormac Gallagher’s translation,, available here

b)  Clinic and Topology: The clinic of the Borromean Knot

References to Jacques Lacan’s texts

Available at  /authors a-z or authors by date

P249: On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis : 1958 : Jacques Lacan : Information here

P250: Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: Jacques Lacan : information here

P251: ‘The Subversion of the subject and the Dialetic of Desire: 19th to 23rd September 1960: Jacques Lacan : Information here

P251 & p252: Seminar XX: Encore: 1972 – 1973: From 21st November 1972 : Jacques Lacan  : Information here

p252 & many others : Seminar XXII: R. S. I. : 1974-1975 :  from 19th November 1974 : Jacques Lacan : Information here : Session of 18th March 1975 & 14th January 1975 & 11th March 1975 & 15th April 1975

p261 : Seminar XXIII: The Sinthome or Joyce and the Sinthome: 1975-1976: beginning on November 18th 1975 : Jacques Lacan  : Information here : Session of  11th May 1986 & 16th June 1975

p262 : Seminar I: Freud’s papers on technique: 1953-1954 : begins on 13th January 1954 : Jacques Lacan : Information here

p263: The Position of the Unconscious (Bonneval Hospital): 31st October 1960: Jacques Lacan : Information here

p265: Seminar X: The Anxiety (or Dread): 1962-1963: begins 14th November 1962: Jacques Lacan: Text in English & References : Information here

References to Sigmund Freud’s texts

P264 : Inhibitions Symptoms & Anxiety: 1926d : See

Other references:

P262: The importance of symbol-formation in the development of the ego : 1930 : Melanie Klein : Information here

In French:

Clinique et topologie : le défaut dans l’univers, la clinique du noeud borroméen,

La Revue de L’École de la Cause Freudienne, n°23, 1993, p. 117-133

Further posts

Topology   here

Jacques Lacan   here

Sigmund Freud    here

By Pierre Skriabine here

Posts by Jean-Michel Vappereau here

In Seminar XXVI : 15th May 1979, there is a dialogue between Jean-David Nasio and Jean-Michel Vappereau. See Seminar XXVI : Topology and Time : 1978-1979 : begins 21st November 1978 : Jacques Lacan or here


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Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Sandwich in Kent & London


Further posts:

Topology here   

Lacanian Transmission here

Some Lacanian history here

Of the clinic here

By Pierre Skriabine here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud : here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

Jacques Lacan in English or here

Translation Working Group here

Use of power here

By Julia Evans here