Wednesday, March 07, 2007

R.I.P., Jean Baudrillard

Postmodern French philosopher Jean Beaudrillard died yesterday. I'm far from an expert, but I read some of his earlier stuff in grad school, and it made sense, discussing the nature of reality and fakeness and such, kind of like the academic cross between Andy Warhol and Philip K. Dick. The description in the news article of his later works, like The Gulf War Did Not Take Place, though, makes them sound pretty dubious. I can't judge, though, not having read them or at least a more detailed summary.

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