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Baudrillard and the Millennium (Postmodern Encounters)

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Jean Baudrillard's analysis of the millennium as a non-event is examined here. Key topics, such as natural catastrophes, the body, victim culture, identity and Internet viruses are discussed in reference to Baudrillard's millennial thought from the 1980s to the threshold of the year 1000.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 16th 1995 by Totem Books
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Jimmy
Dec 25, 2011 rated it liked it
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The French thinker Jean Baudrillard said, "In a sense, we do not believe in the year 2000." Even more disturbing was his claim that the millennium might not take place. I'm not sure I fully understand this whole "end of history" concept. And I'm not sure I can take it seriously.

Baudrillard makes note of Nietzsche's idea about truth: "What then is truth? A moveable host of metaphors . . . which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we
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