NOTES IN CONNECTION WITH THE KNOTS OF THE SINTHOME
I did not assist with the seminar “the SINTHOME”. I used three sources (Ornicar? , the version of “Association freudienne” and that of “Le Seuil”). I confronted the drawings and the text and corrected the errors.
The seminar “Le Sinthome” opens on four drawings of specific knots with five crossings, which Lacan did not comment on this day. They are four forms of the same node. He will baptize the second form “Node of Lacan”, the 17/02/76.
These four forms are presented by Taits in “On Knots”, in 1877. There is for each one, a laevogyrous presentation and a dextrogyrous presentation.
It appeared preferable to me to give the four forms of the same presentation, that is to say to reverse the crossings of the first drawing.
The knots of the seminar are arranged by date. The knots of the same meeting are classified successively as following the comment of Lacan