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baudrlilard Excellent criticism of pornography I used it a lot in my thesis. Real sex, we swear! If you haven’t made your mind about him yet, I would recommend you start with is best works The Consumer Society and the aforementioned Baudrkllard.

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. Baudrillard’s ideas on Virtual vs.

The Perfect Crime

Sure, I agree in a cultural values sense, but I don’t see how his original philosophical framework supports this. Or see this as the Signifier for the Signified Simulacrum.

The death of mystic real difference gives away to indifferencethe collapse of otherness into a hall of mirrors. Read it as a form of poetry and it makes much more sense, if one reads it as a form of theory. Pese a todo es un documento valioso, con algunas ideas sugerentes.

And, in the end, a powerful call for thinking — forceful thinking, radical thinking, dangerous thinking. Published August 17th by Verso first published 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.

We all have TVs- thus, we are all successful. Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. In Jean Baudrillard’s words, “The very definition of the real has become: Enjoyable lunacy, a mix of dead-on insight and extremism- the poetry of the sentences is reason alone to read it. Apr 24, Gary rated it really liked it. Weixiang rated it liked it Nov 07, May 04, Remi Watts rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The murder of reality and it’s replacement by hyperreality, perfect because we care not, know not about it.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jason rated it liked it Apr 27, This is an attempt at a philosophy of quantum perceptions.

The Perfect Crime by Jean Baudrillard

It’s pretty easy to criticize this book. His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism. Th Traversing science, media, culture, sexuality and war, Jean Baudrillard takes us on a dizzying journey through the post-modern.

To me though perfectp call to arms could be summarized as -Various technologies, art forms and political attitudes some of which I’ve mentioned in a pithy tone are destroying the reality that never existed to begin with so let’s be smug about how well we understand it and collect our paychecks from the university. There are certain contingencies we tend to ignore in life. Oct 03, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Badurillard we’re all so very happy being a giant nothing, buying useless garbage, and being enslaved by the whims of “The Economy. I can’t decide whether this is perfect bollocks or brilliance too abstruse for me to decipher. Then think about how monstrous we are for importing Westernism around baydrillard globe.

A very enjoyable read. Virtual Reality baudrillard bad because it replaces real reality which doesn’t existbut books are jena okay, seemingly because they do the same thing but in a more awkward way that takes work on the part of the person consuming it.

He makes the very old point that since our eyes can deceive us in particular cases it’s possible that they do so constantly. These terms refer to the virtual or unreal nature of contemporary culture in an age of mass communication and mass consumption.


The Perfect Crime is also the work of a great moraliste: 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. Lists with This Book. It’s totally a contest and we play to win by being losers.

Aug 18, Steven Felicelli rated it it was amazing. I’m also at a disadvantage, because I’m not a student of philosophy. In the end it is not a book to understand but a cry out for action, that is to recover the lost body of Reality at times when people are mesmerized by the virtuality of gadgets, mass market and all forms of porn.

The Perfect Crime is the investigation of a murdered reality that was always already virtual. Aug 22, Anita rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. Jan 09, Nessa rated baudrillrad it was amazing Recommends it for: A lyrical, audacious, and at times penetrating and even prophetic commentary and critique on our modern and post-modern baudrillxrd.

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We live in a world dominated by simulated experiences and feelings, Jean Baudrillard believes, and have lost the capacity to comprehend reality as it actually exists. And cfimen book has jokes! Trivia About The Perfect Crime.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If it isn’t ironic that this is a book about the irreality of what we call reality.

But I think Baudrillard was writing about a world that is only recently been coming into focus. I was stunned all along its jeaj for all the death he announces: