Friday, August 15 2008
Wrestling with objects, saving and ordering them, is a way to cope with flux, doubt, and the twin gods of sex and death. Banash deconstructs the human urge to collect all manner of stuff.
Friday, March 30 2007
The controversial French philosopher's legacy has been tarnished by reductionist readings of his work, generated precisely by the tendencies of the mass media he sought to illuminate.
Thursday, July 24 2008
Philosophy has often foregone its search for truth in favor of trumpeting a perceived tectonic ontological crisis: “Hark! The Internet, reality TV, Disney World, America! The sky is falling!”
Wednesday, January 21 2004
The concepts at the heart of Baudrillard's book invoke, reflect, subvert, and play with one another, sometimes compelling the careful reader to read the book backwards so that she or he might then begin reading forwards again.
Wednesday, August 13 2003
The loose focus of Nouvel and Baudrillard's discussion is the 'singular object': an irreducible, irreplaceable, transcendent cultural artifact.