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Ágora: Estudos em Teoria Psicanalítica
Print version ISSN 1516-1498
TAVARES, Pedro Heliodoro de Moraes Branco. O sinthome como a heresia teórica de Lacan. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp. 35-49. ISSN 1516-1498. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14982010000100003.
The Sinthome as Lacan's theoretical heresy. In the present work we intend to demonstrate, based on the 23rd Seminar by Jacques Lacan, the transformation of the psychoanalytical concept of symptom into the category of the Sinthome, supporting the idea that it can be understood as a new and "heretical" way of articulating the registers of the Real, the Symbolic and the Imaginary (RSI). The essence of this new vision lies in a reconceptualization of the origin of the suffering, transforming the symptom, comprehended as a legacy of lack and interdiction, into something of one's own and singular invention. From the bound with the tripartite parental/divine element (of the borromean structure and of the catholic trinity), one switches to the secular "diabo a quatro" (Devil's four) (that of the borromean chain of four categories and also of the mundane four elements of matter).
Keywords : Sinthome; RSI; heresy; Lacan.