chapter  4
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Scholion

A misuse of metaphor
WithGuy Le Gaufey

Quite imperceptibly, between 1972 and 1975, Lacan brings about a slippage in the negation regarding sexual rapport, going from ‘there is no rapport’ to ‘there is a non-rapport’, from the inexistence of such a rapport to the existence of such a non-rapport. The nuance might appear rhetorical if there were not grafted onto it a change of perspective which takes support on the key instrument in the teaching of these years of the seventies: the Borromean knot.