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Jean Baudrillard, Me, and Ethnic Theme Parks by Jerome Krase

Introduction In my work, which I have tried to synthesize for this essay, I have upon occasion borrowed, mostly retroactively, from Jean Baudrillard, or other notable French, or otherwise, intellectuals…

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Practical comprehension of the symbolic model

Jean Baudrillard pays particular attention to signs and symbols in diverse publications and essays, reflecting upon their role in the economic, social, and political spheres, as well as the subsequent…

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Cancel Reality

« Á la recherche du réel » titrait naguère le physicien Bernard d’Espagnat à propos de notre « micro » monde (les « quanta ») qu’il serait possible de transcrire métaphoriquement au niveau « macro » (le réel…

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“Things Surpass Themselves”

FR Recently you were criticised as the prototype of an ‘administrator of theoretical emptiness’ who has taken up a depoliticised position. Not long ago you yourself wrote that today every…

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America. Jean Baudrillard

Why do people live in New York? There is no relationship between them. Except for inner electricity which results from the simple fact of their being crowded together. A magical…

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Masses

“The problem is what’s behind the request – they don’t like what I have to say,  but they come to me anyway, because they need someone to say something different,…

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The art of disappearing

Jean Baudrillard, Truls Lie 17 April 2007 The French philosopher Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) gave us the tools to understand the media society and counteract the total assimilation into capitalist overproduction….

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