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If you like Baudrillard, this book is a good addendum to Simulacra and Simulation. May 04, Remi Watts rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer.
I think his warning of the rise of white nationalism was easy to ignore a few years ago, and has become frighteningly more prescient as time has passed. We live in a world dominated by simulated experiences and feelings, Jean Baudrillard believes, and have lost the capacity baufrillard comprehend reality as it actually exists.
He talks about how bad pornography is, but attacks the concept of sexual harassment as some sort of brainwashing technique aimed jan robbing us of our beautiful sensual natures. While I have some sympathy with that premise, I disagreed with many of his conclusions and found his style of argument which frequently seems to consist of asserting, without justification, counter-intuitive ideas and expecting readers to collapse in astonishment and awe hard to cope with at times.
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Apr 20, Kiof rated it did not like it. Because we’re all so very happy being a giant nothing, buying useless garbage, and being enslaved by crimfn whims of “The Economy.
I didn’t agree with everything Baudrillard said here – I don’t share his fatalism, I’m not on board with his rejection of a PC culture, and his views on gender seem to default to males being the standard with women consistently occupying some other space.
I was stunned all along its pages for all the death he announces: Jeaj to Read saving…. He spends the opening segments of the book claiming that there is no objective reality that can be perceived by the human mind or senses. I think that a strong b It’s pretty easy to criticize baudrillaed book. This book is difficult for me to review, because I struggled so much rcimen piece together the arguments and the concepts. And the book has jokes!
So I don’t know if I’ve accurately captured what the author was trying to convey. Baudrillard termine son livre avec une provocation: A lyrical, audacious, and at times penetrating and even prophetic commentary and critique on our modern and post-modern condition.
In his new book, perhaps the most cogent expression of his mature thought, Jean Baudrillard turns detective in order to investigate a crime which he hopes may yet be solved: This is an attempt at a philosophy of quantum perceptions. The big problem I have with postmodern philosophy, in my understanding of it so far is basically that it always seems alarmist and obscurantist at the same time.
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Quite disturbing, and yet highly enjoyable. Trivia About The Perfect Crime. The death of mystic real difference gives away to indifferencethe collapse of otherness into a hall of mirrors. An intense, dense, and powerful whirlwind of thought.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We bauddrillard only prepared realities–edited war footage, meaningless acts of terrorism, the destruction of cultural values and the substitution of ‘referendum’. What is the perfect crime? Aug 31, Davin Hall rated it really liked it.
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For new comers to Baudrillard’s philosophy, this is the book I’d recommend. Apr 24, Gary rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. Jason rated it liked it Apr jdan, Our recent efforts to render the world transparent and fair, to banish evil, are presented as victims of their own success.
Jan 09, Nessa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We are no longer spectators, but actors in the performance, and actors increasingly integrated into the course of that performance. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? This is what happens when someone becomes too famous Published August 17th by Verso first published In the contemporary virtual landscape, of facebook groups, twitter cliques, subreddits, Baudrillard is more relevant than ever.
In his criticism Baudrillard seems to have stepped into an abyss; unwilling to reject the dark formula that channels his thoughts he instead develops them to their terminus, perhaps hoping that so exposed they may thereby be overcome. Well, I read it and though there were some aspects of the work as cultural theory that I found compelling, the philosophical basis of bauerillard argument seemed to me to be self-contradictory. Refresh and try again.