Demand (minus – ) Need (equals = ) Desire

 Babies and cats are spoiled and selfish creatures. That is why, whenever I am faced with my cat's selfish narcissistic tendencies, I ask myself - "can these creatures even have the capacity to love?" Faced with this predicament, while taking into account that babies and cats are also quite silly creatures, I find myself truly doubting… Continue reading Demand (minus – ) Need (equals = ) Desire

“Life After Trump”: Imaginary and Symbolic Identification in the U.S.A

We are witnessing the populist decline of our democracies. As Angela Merkel put it quite bluntly, we have entered a “post-factual” age, where the anonymous votes of the masses are conducted by collective convergences of affective identification. Enlightenment and scientific scrutiny have become dull, the numbers useless beyond garnishing straightforward rewarding messages (“We’re great!”). Nevertheless,… Continue reading “Life After Trump”: Imaginary and Symbolic Identification in the U.S.A

“There is no sexual relationship”

Wherever we look around us - especially while in a morose and misanthropic mood - we see "relationships". Now, strictly philosophically speaking, a "relationship" is a concept designating an element which mediates between two things.  Accordingly, we can propose, for example, that there is a "relation of proximity" between me and my cat right at this moment, or a "relation… Continue reading “There is no sexual relationship”