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Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared

 
Chris Turner (Translator)
Synopsis In this, one of the last texts written before his death in March 2007, Baudrillard meditates poignantly on the question of disappearance. He weaves an intricate set of variations on his theme, ranging from the potential disappearance of humanity as a result of the fulfillment of its project of world mastery to the vanishing of reality through the transmutation of the real into the virtual. On the way, he takes in the more conventional question of the philosophical 'subject', whose disappearance has, in his view, been effected through a 'pulverization of consciousness into all the interstices of reality'.

With disappearance, strange things happen--not least, the return in malign, viral form of some of those things that were eliminated or repressed. Yet it also has a positive aspect, as a 'vital dimension' of the existence of things. Behind every images, something has disappeared.  And that is the source of its fascination.
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Bibliographic information

Title Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared
Author Chris Turner
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9781906497408
length vi+77p., Plates.