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He himself states that a true perception of true physical reality would be literally fatal to the individual. And the book has jokes! So where to begin? Besides it’s always an uncomfortable proposition to translate something even straight-forward. Jun 23, Bronislava Sencakova marked it as to-read Shelves: In Jean Baudrillard’s words, “The very definition of the real has become: He makes the very old point that since our eyes can deceive us in particular cases it’s possible that they do so constantly.

This is the new form of terror, by comparison with which the horrors of alienation were very small beer. Aug 18, Steven Felicelli rated it it was amazing.

The Perfect Crime by Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. I knew this was a book for hipsters to carry around to look smart and not actually read.


A lyrical, audacious, and at times penetrating and even prophetic commentary and critique on our modern and post-modern condition.

This is Baudrillard at his most pessimistic and most poetic. At the end of this book there is a feeling that you are reading some sort of “call to arms”. Other books in the series.

Quite disturbing, and yet highly enjoyable. In the contemporary virtual landscape, of facebook groups, twitter cliques, subreddits, Baudrillard bzudrillard more relevant than ever. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced: The Perfect Crime is also the work of a great moraliste: You know that song by The Doors “The End?

As soon as he’s made his philosophy which is as far as I got, so feel free to rip this review apart with a bunch of semantic trickery if you’ve got your Perfdcto and like Baudrillard point about reality, he proceeds to yammer on making a bunch of arbitrary value judgements for a hundred baudeillard or so.

So I don’t know if I’ve accurately captured what the author was trying to convey. His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism.

Still, this was certainly original and unusual. But simultaneously with the complete disintegration of objects into the individual parts, this crimeh transforms into singularity. I think that a strong b It’s pretty easy to criticize this book. Kohati on tunne, et kodanik ei saa endastki aru. Apr 20, Kiof rated it did not like it.


The ease of murder, the abject s Abundantly clever, like an eye so eager to explore it snaps the nerve anchoring it to the brain. It’s pretty easy to criticize this book. Th Traversing science, media, culture, sexuality and war, Jean Baudrillard takes us on a dizzying journey through the post-modern.

Well, that is paradise: I think Baudrillard deliberately employs the language of a prophet; chances are that some of his prophecies will come true and others will say — see, he said it before Facebook appeared!

The Perfect Crime

Radical Thinkers 1 – 10 of 36 books. We are no longer spectators, but actors in the performance, and actors increasingly integrated into the course of that performance. Because we’re all so very happy being a giant nothing, buying useless garbage, and being enslaved by the whims of “The Economy.

It’s points baudrillars simple, baseless, hyperbolic. But I think Baudrillard was writing about a world that is only recently been coming into focus.