📚 node [[2020 06 01]]

June 1st, 2020


Simulacra and Simulation

Listened to Episode 124 – Simulacra and Simulation – Philosophize This!.

Getting a bit of an initial handle on [[Simulacra and Simulation]].

So… [[postmodernism]] says everything is contextual. There is no absolute truth, or grand narratives for people to follow ideologically.

If we have no grand narratives for people to follow in a postmodern society, what might happen?

One thing [[Baudrillard]] says is that rampant consumerism becomes a way of creating identity in the absence of it being provided from elsewhere.

And that as everything is so mediated, the way most people experience the world becomes a simulation of the actual reality of things. See The Gulf War Did Not Take Place. I hope I’m not adding to this state of affairs by listening to a podcast about the book rather than reading the book.

📖 stoa (open document) at doc.anagora.org/2020-06-01
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