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 […]