Jean Baudrillard: A Study in Cultural Metaphysics

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9780134333687: Jean Baudrillard: A Study in Cultural Metaphysics

This study traces the philopsophical roots of Baudrillard's thought to the evolution of critical theory in Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche, through Lukacs, Heidegger, Bataille, and the structuralist and post-structuralist movements in philosophy and cultural theory. The book explains Baudrillard's use of such concepts as symbolic exchange, simulation, death, seduction, illusion, evil and virtual reality. Attention is also given to the relationship of Baudrillard's ideas to cultural studies, communications theory, feminism, psychoanalysis, postmodernism, politics and aesthetics.

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This book traces the philosophical roots of Baudrillard's thought to the evolution of critical theory in Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche, through Lukacs, Heldegger, Bataille, and the Frankfurt school and examines Baudrillard's impact on the structuralism and post-structuralism movement in philosophy and cultural theory. The books explains Baudrillard's use of such concepts as symbolic exchange, simulation, death, seduction, illusion, evil and virtual reality. Attention is also give to the relationship of Baudrillard's ideas to cultural studies, communications theory, feminism, psychoanalysis, postmodernism, and aesthetics.

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Published by Harvester Wheatsheaf (1996)
ISBN 10: 0134333683 ISBN 13: 9780134333687
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