The ‘other’ in culture

What is the 'other'? The 'other' is a key idea in what is commonly known as post-modern thought. Writers such as Lacan made it into a key tool in the analysis of culture, where it essentially defined as applying to any group that society chooses to marginalise, wishes to exclude or subordinate. This has led … Continue reading The ‘other’ in culture

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The creative mind

Introduction I've always been interested in how creativity actually works.  Now I am myself fairly creative, in that I write here, I write fiction, I write music, etcetera.  I'm not saying that what I write is necessarily good.  That's not important for the sake of this argument.  The key thing is that creation is something … Continue reading The creative mind