On Baudrillard

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IAmPrivilegedInBauddrillard'sTheroeticalAnalysis, so I find it useful to know roughly what he's up to and what people think of him. This page collects a handful of links ...

http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~nr03/Gerry%20Coulter%20Interview.htm -- An interview with the founder in 2002 of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies (On The Internet). www.ubishops.ca/baudrillardstudies Would Baudrillard have viewed it as important to make explicit while depreciating "(On The Internet)"?

[Reversibility: Baudrillard’s “One Great Thought”]: "My position is based on reversibility, which seems to me to be the true symbolic form. It is more an indetermination or a total instability of principles, and it is evil because it contradicts all possibility of rebuilding the world." Wow. My first realization of "that seems like a self-defeating philosophy" has been overwhelmed by a much more visceral one of "that is NOT the guy I would want editing the InternationalJournalOfStudiesOfMe." But as of this writing, my reactions are was just based on the two-paragraph abstract; your and my mileage may vary.

There is a bit of Baudrillard-bashing-in-passing in William Gibson's Pattern Recognition, but I can't seem to find the exact reference ...

[I hate to disagree with Baudrillard but ...]: A theoretical defence of an alternative approach to Baudrillard's ["Seduction is, at all times and all places, opposed to production."] ... not sure whether to link to this from my professional web site.