Posts Tagged ‘modern philosophy’

Hyperreality, or excessively real reality

According to Wiley, hyperreality refers to the paradoxical concept of a reality that is experienced as excessively real – it describes phenomena that are deemed to be more real than the real itself.
As Wikipedia explains, hyperreality is used in semiotics and postmodern philosophy to describe a hypothetical inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced post-modern societies. Hyperreality is a way of characterizing what our consciousness defines as “real” in a world where a multitude of media can radically shape and filter an original event or experience.

Reality is not always probable, or likely – Jorge Luis Borges

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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. Read more…

Twitter philosophy

Will Twitter inspire a new philosophy? In words of James Alan Freeman  “getting information quickly is very easy and free”. However, Clive Thompson asserts that Twitter has become a bubble for its users. This “autistic” behavior is called social awareness. Thompson writes

“Social scientifics describe it very much like being physically near someone and picking up on his mood through the little things he does — body language, sighs, stray comments — out of the corner of your eye”.

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