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 […]

Aufheben der Différance: Friendship as a Normative Commitment of Thought

                                                                                                             Lacques Jacan     “Because you are reading this a very long time after I have/ died, you cannot understand what I am writing here, and at/  best it may be possible for you to sound out the words,/ letter by letter, until the next space is reached./ I am dead and am writing […]

On Levi Bryant’s Axiomatic Absolutism *

The “new materialism” is neither new nor materialism. It is, in fact, the old vitalism. Now I don’t mean to disparage the new materialism when I say this, or to position myself as some old Wise One who goes around proclaiming that there is nothing new under the sun. What I want to do is […]

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 […]

What is History?

  The past is not an eidolon that can be excavated at leisure. The debris of its empire are not a monument, or a minaret, and he who seeks after its raw girth is not lost to the senses in which man, perforce, finds himself again and again, viciously pursued by a sentience greater than […]

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 […]