Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher and cultural realist, died today aged 77. His work, based upon Nietzschean sentiments of seduction and imitation, is most enduringly represented by the notion of the ‘hyper-real’. His notorious assertion that the first Gulf War ‘did not take place’ has been somewhat abused, but his concept of the ‘event’ – best represented in the events of September 11th 2001 – has recently been reinvoked by political theorists. His death follows a long illness.
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