Tuesday, March 06, 2007


French philosopher Jean Baudrillard dies

The Associated Press

March 6, 2007 [] PARIS: Jean Baudrillard, a French philosopher and
social theorist known for his provocative commentaries on
consumerism, excess and what he said was the disappearance of
reality, died Tuesday, his publishing house said. He was 77.

Baudrillard died at his home in Paris after a long illness, said
Michel Delorme, of the Galilee publishing house.

The two men had worked together since 1977, when "Oublier Foucault"
(Forget Foucault) was published, one of about 30 books by
Baudrillard, Delorme said by telephone.

Among his last published books was "Cool Memories V," in 2005.

Baudrillard, a sociologist by training, is perhaps best known for his
concepts of "hyperreality" and "simulation."

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