Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Jean Baudrillard, philosopher and sociologist, pillar of the deconstructionist movement, has died at the age of 77. From Le Monde:
A product of the events of May 1968, this internationally renowned thinker elaborated, over the course of forty years, a radical critique of the media, bathed in humour and irony.
His philosophy, based on a critique of traditional scientific thought, rested on the concept of the visible world as virtual construct. (Translated from the French.)
I suppose what makes death so real is that it's not visible.