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 […]

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 […]

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 […]