Fatal Strategies

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Pluto Press, 1999 - Civilization, Modern - 191 pages
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'The world is not dialectical ... madness now rules everywhere' Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard is one of France's leading modern thinkers and a scholar whose work has necessitated major reassessments across several academic disciplines. Fatal Strategies, first published in France in 1983, comprises his key writings on postmodernism. In this fascinating collection, Baudrillard challenges many of our assumptions about the world in which we live. Claiming that the world is sworn to extremes, he turns received wisdom on its head, arguing for the triumph of unreason and of the victory of the pure object and its 'ironic strategy' over the subject. He looks at illusion, secrets, the visible and the hidden, and claims that the only possible response to the delirious world is the ultimatum of realism and the Principle of Evil.

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Review: Fatal Strategies (Semiotext(e) / Double Agents)

User Review  - Xmabaitx - Goodreads

I skimmed this thing pretty diligently in order to rack up some citations I needed for a paper I was writing on epistemology and hermeneutics. Now I've decided to read it more closely and am still in ... Read full review

Review: Fatal Strategies (Semiotext(e) / Double Agents)

User Review  - Steph - Goodreads

An essential read for those who want a deeper understanding of Jean Baudrillard's work in semiotics. Read full review

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Contents

Ecstasy Inertia
7
Figures ef the Transpolitical
25
Ironic Strategies
71
Copyright

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Jean Baudrillard was one of France's leading thinkers in the 20th and early 21st century. His work has been widely translated into English. He died in 2007.

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