Gerry Coutler: Baudrillard’s Marx
Jean Baudrillard was a French philosopher and sociologist, a cultural critic and theorist of postmodernity, who, unfortunetly, died in 2007. He left a huge work composed by many books, articles and essays, and he is common known, among other things, for analyzing critically Marx‘s ideas.
Marx believed that in economics and its dialectical procedure he found fundamental agency, all he found was what haunts it – Baudrillard, 1976
Because of the interest in this philosopher who had wrote about marxism during the Cold War period and the desire to improve Wikipedia in Basque, I have retrieved some sources for the article. The source I will be commenting is an article of the professor of sociology Gerry Coutler based on Baudrillard’s work and his analysis of Marxim.
In order to know that the selected source could work as a reference, let’s verify it:
The paper was published in Nebula, a Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship in December 2009, number 6.4. ISSN-1449 7751.
It also appears as Маркс Бодрийяра (“Baudrillard’s Marx) in Russian translation in the Russian journal Khora: The Journal of Modern and Comparative Foreign Philosophy. 2009, Volume 2: 84-88. ISSN: 2070-805x.
The article also gives an extensive list of references and bibliography.
After this, it is clear that the chosen reference is quite good, and that it has passed the “exam of verifiability” according to Wikipedia.
In short, this paper
[…] examines the place of Marx in Jean Baudrillard’s writing.
In the second decade of the twenty-first century, Marx is still very important to class analysis of contemporary society and for his common known critique of capitalism. It is of importance to know “the place he occupies in the thought of recent major theorists”, and, moreover, to develop Wikipedia.
- Formal verification. (2012, January 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:27, February 27, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Formal_verification&oldid=469292317
- Gerry Coutler (December 2009). The Place of Marx in Contemporary Thought: The Case of Jean Baudrillard. Nebula 6.4; pages 133-141. Retrieved 2012.02.27 from http://www.nobleworld.biz/images/Coutler2.pdf
- Nebula (2011). A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship. Retrieved 2012.02.27 from http://www.nobleworld.biz/
- The European Graduate School (2011). Jean Baudrillard – Biography. Retrieved 2012.02.27 from http://www.egs.edu/faculty/jean-baudrillard/biography/
- Jean Baudrillard’s photo retrieved 2012.12.27 from http://elversodeluniverso.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/jean_baudrillard_13.jpg
- Gerry Coutler’s photo retrieved 2012.12.28 from http://www.izinsizgosteri.net/2009/asalsayi191/photo/1.%20Gerry%20Coulter%20(2008).jpg
Gerry Coutler (2010). Launching (and Sustaining) a Scholarly Journal on the Internet: The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, in JEP, the Journal of Electronic Publishing. Retrieved 2012.02.28 from http://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jep/3336451.0013.104?rgn=main;view=fulltext
Izinsiz Gösteri (2009). Radical thought and the residue of ambivalence: an interview with Gerry Coutler. Retrieved 2012.02.28 from http://www.izinsizgosteri.net/2009/asalsayi191/gerry.coulter_191.html