What are phantastic objects? This –
phantastic objects are subjectively very attractive “objects” (people, ideas or things) which people find highly exciting and idealise. They engage core biological and psychological processes of human attachment and falling in love so that people seek to attach themselves to them because they imagine (feel rather than think) they can satisfy the deepest desires, the deeper meaning of which they are only partially aware.
Reminds me of my recent concept of concept fetishism….
Without getting all relativist on yo ass, it’s all flows and impermanence, smudges and kludges innit? Palimpsest schmalimpsest, throw in some undigested Heisenberg and quantums of solace. The Buddhists may have got some of this stuff right…