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 […]

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 […]