Each Self is a Unique IKEA Furniture Set

What does simple managerial thinking teach us about the psychoanalytic process? A lot, and nothing at all. On one hand, being a creature of the tripartite utility seeking subpersonal psychisms [id, ego, superego] that is the unconscious, the analysand is always already motivated by a cognitively opaque desire for things that have no existence in […]

A Psychoanalytic & Phenomenological Critique of the Idea of Travel as Cognitive Enrichment

  Abstract This essay will examine the notion of travel as cognitive enhancement, or as pursuit of the bottom line, or surplus enjoyment, in light of the projected surge in tourism across the world in 2013 (Kumar 2013) and the elements of pathic wantonness reflected in this surge. The essay will enfold in two segments […]

Reflections on Reality

The Big Other as the Expressive Autonomy of Normative Statuses Lacques Jacan   “In dealing with the big Other, it is crucial to be attentive to the interplay between the anonymous field and the subject impersonating it”. —Žižek, Slavoj. (2012). The Žižeko-Lacanian notion of the Big Other has often been invoked as a kind of […]

Intersectionalities: The a-nalytical Cathexis Through Laruelle

Lacques Jacan              The communion of three insights, namely [1] that there is no time in the unconscious or non-thinking part of the mind, [2] that there is no relation of necessity between the ordinal and the nominal idea of rational exhaustion, and [3] that there is no necessary relation […]

There is No Analyst

Lacques Jacan Abstract We will examine here the reasons why the inexistence of an analyst need not hamper the psycho-analytic process. The anal erotic disposition which circumscribes the act of communicative efficacy undergirds all analytic endeavours inasmuch as it evokes, contaminates even, the methods that appertain to affective adaptive stages in the childhood of the […]

Smoke and Mirrors: The Seat of Analytic Judgement

Lacques Jacan  This anal dribble discusses the precise moment wherein the sur-real cathexes of ego-objects as imaginary object egos—that remain inaccessible to hermeneutic probity by dissolving the spatiotemporal nexus of the body into the organic fellowship of imagines—are put to trial by the nonreflective puissance of the Cogito, which symptomatically comes to nominate and qualify […]

Reflections on Alan Roland (2011)

Lacques Jacan Religion is a response to the primal experience of anxiety (or Hilflosigkeit, helplessness) when faced with the real. But because of its character as a defense it contains from the beginning the seed of its own abolition: God must die so that we can live fuller. Or, as the Buddhist saying goes, if […]

Oddities or Even-tualities? D’être Bêtement Objectif

Lacques Jacan We know that in the mind of a creator of new ideas things are much more fluid and flexible than they are in the minds of his followers. They do not possess his vital creativity, and they make up for this deficiency by a dogmatic allegiance, in exactly the same way as their […]

Book I. i/II “Objet a & the Oedipal Objet d’ a-nalyst: The Hermeto-logical Phallus”

Lacques Jacan “The transcendental definition of the secret–that is, its real, and not even its nominal or ideal definition—is the following: the secret is the strictly unreflected upon form of truth that, given to itself, gives nothing of itself and receives nothing of itself except the modality in which it is given. This is only […]

Book I. “Of Fraud, Fantasmatic Closure & Faux-Freudianism”

Lacques Jacan I.   The chief concern of psycho-analysis is a Sisyphean one [resembling the compulsive tics of a neurotic]: the building of a halfway-house between life and the world. It is not suited to the nurturance of mutinies; it is no more or less than a demand for reflective philosophy. Psycho-analysis is a genitally […]