Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen is a professor of comparative literature and French at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of many works on the history of philosophy of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and hypnosis.

  • How Freud Canonized Himself

    The censorship of Freud's correspondences, sequestering of documents and reminiscences in sealed boxed, and more was a systemic and concerted enterprise to consolidate the legend.

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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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